by Ernest Christopher Dowson (1867 - 1900)

They are not long, the weeping and the...
Language: English 
They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
  Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
  We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
  Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
  Within a dream.

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Confirmed with Ernest Dowson, Verses, London: Leonard Smithers, 1896, front matter.


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Word count: 53