Life

[42 words]

Forenoon and afternoon and night,—
And day is gone,—
So short a span of time there is
‘Twixt dawn and evensong.

Youth,—Middle life,—Old age,—
And life is past,—
So live each day that God shall say,
“Well done!” at last.

Edward Rowland Sill
1841-1887

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