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Aging

Dawn breaks, longings wake anew,
Moments slip through the bulbs of hour glass,
As beads in a rosary fall down and down;
The leaves of life keep falling one by one,
Stealthily advances Time's winged chariot,
Stealing away youth and passions,
Dusk sets in, no more deep sighs,
Soft looks on beauty's face,
Flee away moments of grace
Stars in the eyes become dim
Cup of life‘s coming to brim
But soul revives its luster
More and more from passing days
And never sinks in the ocean of Time!

Submitted: Wednesday, January 23, 2013


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The line: 'the leaves of life.....' is a translation of Omar Khayam's line in Persian.

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  • Heather Wilkins (5/30/2013 9:27:00 PM)

    a beautiful poem. writing on aging so true. Life slips through the hour glass, so is the days of our lives.

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  • Allemagne Roßmann (4/25/2013 6:41:00 PM)

    a great experiment with senescence in words of poetry.Honoured to read.

  • Hazel Durham (1/26/2013 6:23:00 AM)

    Our soul will always soar with passion, love, hope even when our bodies fail us! !
    This is a gem so beautifully written! !

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