Ben Jonson

(11 June 1572 – 6 August 1637 / London / England)

Conditions Of Living - Poem by Ben Jonson

Living a whole life has three conditions:
absorbing work which demands and brings fulfilment,
a group of friends with whom to exchange minds,
and a full love to be lost in all the time.

Of these I have the easier two,
but lack the third in lacking you.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, April 9, 2010

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