Posted by: W. E. Poplaski | May 12, 2009

POEM OF THE DAY: Life a Shadow

by William Drummond (1585 – 1649).

Life a Shadow

Life a right shadow is;
For, if it long appear,
Then it is spent, and death’s long night draws near.
Shadows are moving light;
And is there aught so moving as is this?                                   5
When it is most in sight,
It steals away, and none knows how or where:
So near our cradles to our coffins are.

Notes:
http://www.1911encyclopedia.org/William_Drummond
http://www.spiritus-temporis.com/william-drummond-of-hawthornden/


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