by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)

You smile upon your friend today
Language: English 
You smile upon your friend today,
 Today his ills are over;
You hearken to the lover's say,
 And happy is the lover.

'Tis late to hearken, late to smile,
 But better late than never;
I shall have lived a little while
 Before I die for ever.

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