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First Line: When an old man walks with lowered head
Last Line: Frail bridges to infinity.
Subject(s): Death; Old Age; Dead, The


WHEN an old man walks with lowered head
And eyes that do not seem to see,
I wonder does he ponder on
The worm he was or is to be.

Or has he turned his gaze within,
Lost to his own vicinity;
Erecting in a doubtful dream
Frail bridges to Infinity.





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