Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, TIME, by ANNA MARY ADAMS



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TIME, by            
First Line: When time shall leave this once strong
Last Line: Of the deep, still pools of the westward way.


When time shall leave this once strong body weak,
Perhaps the disposition then to keep
More hours in memory's world with friends of old
Who walked our way -- whose vision too will hold
Scenes that we love -- may fully compensate
For lack of strength to travel in paths new;
For there is much of beauty to review
Within the life of one who lingers late.

There dross is buried in the distant past
While gold remains -- oft to prevent a fast
When fevered workers through the busy day
See not the meaning of their strain and stress;
We shall find comfort in the quietness
Of the deep, still pools of the westward way.





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