I Have Lived and I Have Loved

I have lived and I have loved;
I have waked and I have slept;
I have sung and I have danced;
I have smiled and I have wept;
I have won and wasted treasure;
I have had my fill of pleasure;
And all these things were weariness,
And some of them were dreariness;--
And all these things, but two things,
Were emptiness and pain:
And Love--it was the best of them;
And Sleep--worth all the rest of them,
Worth everything but Love to my spirit and my brain.
But still my friend, O Slumber,
Till my days complete their number,
For Love shall never, never return to me again!

-- Charles Mackay

Tags: Charles MacKay, love, poem, poetry, sleep

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Awesome poem -- you always post great stuff.
It would be better if I could write some great stuff. : )
Heh. Thanks. I'd like to hope so. : )

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