James Stephens

(9 February 1882 - 26 December 1950 / Dublin)

The Old Man


An old man sat beneath a tree
Alone;
So still was he
That, if he had been carved in stone,
He could not be
More quiet or more cold:
He was an ancient man
More than
A thousand ages old.

Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2012

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