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by Ernest Christopher Dowson

 

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Passions in Poetry Home > All Poems > Classic Poetry > Ernest Christopher Dowson > Yvonne of Brittany Yvonne of Brittany
Ernest Christopher Dowson
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Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam
by Ernest Christopher Dowson

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

 

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