THEY ARE NOT LONG
by: Ernest Dowson
- HEY 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 awhile, then closes
- Within a dream.
POEMS BY ERNEST DOWSON
'They Are Not Long' is reprinted
from An Anthology of Modern Verse. Ed. A. Methuen. London:
Methuen & Co., 1921.