Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Unbearable Knowing



This is what youth must figure out:
Girls, love and living.
The having, the not having,
The spending and giving,
And the melancholy time of not knowing.

This is what age must learn about:
The ABC of dying.
The going, yet not going,
The loving and leaving,
And the unbearable knowing and knowing.

poem by E.B.White,
"Youth and Age" 

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