Old Age

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1749 (Frankfurt) – 1832 (Weimar)

OLD age is courteous--no one more:
For time after time he knocks at the door,
But nobody says, "Walk in, sir, pray!"
Yet turns he not from the door away,
But lifts the latch, and enters with speed.
And then they cry "A cool one, indeed!"

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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