wine and roses love

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  • 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.

    Ernest Dowson (1900) Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam

    A classier version of "Beer and skittles"

    January 31, 2008