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(1552 - 1618 / Devon / England)

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The Conclusion

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
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  • Inas Essa (9/21/2013 5:44:00 PM)

    Great poem, really enjoyed it.

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  • Rosalinda Flores Rosevoc (9/21/2013 7:35:00 AM)

    In God we trust. And so shall we be from the beginning until the end. Thank you dear Poet!

  • Rosalinda Flores Rosevoc (9/21/2013 7:33:00 AM)

    In God we trust. So shall we be, in the beginning until the end. Thank you dear Poet.

  • Joseph Karimoni (9/21/2013 5:24:00 AM)

    wow...what a conclusion!

  • Krishnakumar Chandrasekar Nair (9/21/2013 4:46:00 AM)

    Into dust shall returneth
    All that the Almighty gaveth
    So shed your ego while the sun still shineth
    And very humbly go when your time cometh.....

    (Facts of life very well put by Sir Walter R)

  • Valentin Savin (9/21/2013 2:41:00 AM)

    We all know that we come and go. Sooner or later. Into the dark and silent grave, And there is no return back. Yet we hope for the better.

  • Carlos Echeverria (9/21/2012 11:03:00 AM)

    I'm really impressed by his use of MY GOD to reference his faith, as opposed to just GOD; it keeps his faith-poem personal and avoids sounding evangelical.

  • Karen Sinclair (9/21/2012 10:55:00 AM)

    quite a revelation for me as i did not eve consider sir walter raleigh and that he may have found time to write..i love the final two words, says everything to me

  • Kevin Straw (9/21/2012 9:58:00 AM)

    There is a theological inexactitude - #the story of our days# is not shut up by the grave but is in the mind of God. Raleigh hopes for his resurrection, but how will God judge his earthly story? This poem is very much the kind of exercise the Elizabethans went in for - but none the worse for that.

  • Ramesh T A (9/21/2011 3:04:00 PM)

    Even though everything closes one's identity at the end, Sir Walter Raleigh's faith in God is quite optimistic at the end of the poem!

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