Treasure Island

Alan Seeger

(22 June 1888 - 4 July 1916 / New York City, New York)

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  • ''I have a rendezvous with Death
    At some disputed barricade,''
    Alan Seeger (1888-1916), U.S. poet. I Have a Rendezvous with Death (l. 1-2). . . One Hundred and One Famous Poems. Roy J. Cook, comp. (Rev. ed., 1958) Reilly & Lee Company; reprinted 1981 by Contemporary Books.
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Tithonus

So when the verdure of his life was shed,
With all the grace of ripened manlihead,
And on his locks, but now so lovable,
Old age like desolating winter fell,
Leaving them white and flowerless and forlorn:
Then from his bed the Goddess of the Morn
Softly withheld, yet cherished him no less
With pious works of pitying tenderness;
Till when at length with vacant, heedless eyes,

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