William Ernest Henley

(1849 - 1902 / Gloucester / England)

Kate-A-Whimsies, John-A-Dream


Kate-a-Whimsies, John-a-Dream
Still debating, still delay,
And the world’s a ghost that gleams –
Wavers – vanishes away!

We must live while live we can;
We should love while love we may.
Dread in women, doubt in men…
So the Infinite runs away.

Submitted: Monday, April 12, 2010

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