Kate-A-Whimsies, John-A-Dream

William Ernest Henley 1849 (Gloucester) – 1903 (Woking)

Kate-a-Whimsies, John-a-Dream
Still debating, still delay,
And the world’s a ghost that gleams
Wavers – vanishes away!

We must live while live we can;
We should love while love we may.
Dread in women, doubt in men…
So the Infinite runs away.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

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William Ernest Henley

William Ernest Henley was an English poet, critic and editor, best remembered for his 1875 poem "Invictus". more…

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