I like Short Poems That Remind Me of Youth and Future

If you enjoy reading different types of poems and statements, there are usually a short poem or few words at the top of the page beginning a new chapter in some books. Here are several poems, quotes, statements for your consideration:  "When the world was sick and the skies were gray, and the woods rotten with rain,  the dead man rode through the Autum day to visit his love again."

"Love, and let love, and so will I, but sweet for no, no more with you, not while I live, not though I die, good night, good bye!"

 

"When I was in love with you, then I was clean and brave, and all around the wonder grew, how well did I behave. And now the fancy passes by, and nothing will remain, and all around they say that I am quite myself again." AE Housman.

 

A speech of surrender by Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce Indians in 1877  to General Howard of the US Calvary.

"Tell General Howard I know his heart. What he told me,  I have in my heart. I am tired of fighting.Our chiefs are killed. Looking Glass is dead.  Toohulhulsote is dead. The old men are all dead. It is the young men who say yes and no. He who led on  the young men is dead. It is cold and we have no blankets. The little children are freezing to death.Some of my people have run away to the hills and have no blankets, no food. No one knows where they are, perhaps freezing to death. I want to have time to look for my children and see how many I can find. Maybe I shall find them among the dead. 'Hear me my Chiefs, I am tired, my heart is sick and sad. From where the Sun now stands, I shall fight no more, forever'."(Chief Joseph was a remarkable person. Visit Google and read about him.)

 

"Life is hard, then you die."

 

"Old sweetheart do not love too long. I loved long and long, and grew out of fashion like an old song." WB Yeats.

 

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