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Poem by Ernest Christopher Dowson


Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam


They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream. 



Ernest Christopher Dowson


Ernest Christopher Dowson's other poems:
  1. Quid Non Supremus, Amantes?
  2. Epigram
  3. Vain Resolves
  4. Villanelle of Marguerite's
  5. Amor Umbratilis


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