When I remember bygone days
I think how evening follows morn;
So many I loved were not yet dead,
So many I love were not yet born.

Analysis, meaning and summary of Ogden Nash's poem The Middle


  1. Alex says:

    When was this article written?

  2. Ann Friday says:

    I have always loved this poem. As I grow older, having lost my parents, but coming to know beloved grandchildren and being unable to imagine my world without them, this sentiment is comforting – and so true. Who would turn back the hands of time if they could? Although I do want them to move as slowly as possible forward.

  3. parveen says:

    very good

  4. sally says:

    why should they take the poem off it my be wronng to have there but why?

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