Adam Lindsay Gordon Poems

Adam Lindsay Gordon Poems

A Fragment

A Fragment Poem by Adam Lindsay Gordon A Fragment They say that poison-sprinkled flowers Are sweeter in perfume Than when, untouched by deadly dew, They glowed in early bloom. They say that men condemned to die Have quaffed the sweetened wine With higher relish than the juice Of the untampered vine. They say that in …

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Ars Longa

Ars Longa by Adam Lindsay Gordon Ars Longa Our hopes are wild imaginings, Our schemes are airy castles, Yet these, on earth, are lords and kings, And we their slaves and vassals; Your dream, forsooth, of buoyant youth, Most ready to deceive is; But age will own the bitter truth, “Ars longa, vita brevis.” The …

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