Saturday, April 13, 2013


A While

Paul Elmer More (1864-1937), A Century of Indian Epigrams, Chiefly from the Sanskrit of Bhartrihari (Boston: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1899), p. 92 (no. LXX):
    A while the helpless wailing child,
    A while the youth by lusts defiled,
    A while for gold to cringe and swink,
A while to hear the yellow counters clink:

    A while of lonely eld's disgrace,
    The palsied limb and wizened face,—
    Then like the player he too creeps
Behind the heavy curtain—he too sleeps.

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