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Poem by Ernest Christopher Dowson


Wisdom


Love wine and beauty and the spring,
While wine is red and spring is here,
And through the almond blossoms ring
The dove-like voices of thy Dear.

Love wine and spring and beauty while
The wine hath flavour and spring masks
Her treachery in so soft a smile
That none may think of toil and tasks.

But when spring goes on hurrying feet,
Look not thy sorrow in the eyes,
And bless thy freedom from thy sweet:
This is the wisdom of the wise. 



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


Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • William Cowper Wisdom ("Ere God had built the mountains")
  • William Yeats Wisdom ("THE true faith discovered was")
  • Sara Teasdale Wisdom ("WHEN I have ceased to break my wings")

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