Youth, Day, Old Age and Night


Youth, large, lusty, loving--youth full of grace, force, fascination,

Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace,

force, fascination?


Day full-blown and splendid--day of the immense sun, action,

ambition, laughter,

The Night follows close with millions of suns,

and sleep and restoring darkness.


Walt Whitman