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Ezra Pound - In Tempore Senectutis

When I am old
I will not have you look apart
From me, into the cold,
Friend of my heart,
Nor be sad in your remembrance
Of the careless, mad-heart semblance
That the wind hath blown away
When I am old.

When I am old
And the white hot wonder-fire
Unto the world seem cold,
My soul's desire
Know you then that all life's shower,
The rain of the years, that hour
Shall make blow for us one flower,
Including all, when we are old.

When I am old
If you remember
Any love save what is then
Hearth light unto life's December
Be your joy of past sweet chalices
To know then naught but this
"How many wonders are less sweet
Than love I bear to thee
When I am old." 

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Poet: Ezra Pound
Poem: In Tempore Senectutis
Poem of the Day: Sep 4 2007

Comment 1 of 1, added on December 24th, 2010 at 8:29 PM.
In Tempore Senectutis

When I am old
I will not have you look apart
From me, into the cold,
Friend of my heart,
"How many wonders are less sweet
Than love I bear to thee
When I am old." Such a beautiful poem of love.


Sheryl Skoglund from United States

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