Age and Youth

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Age and Youth
written by William Henry Davies
From "Poems 1930-1931", 1932 Link to further information





The music's dull - I trust my Ears;
The day is cold - I blame no Blood;
The air is mist - I trust my Eyes;
My breath is stale - my Teeth hold good;
My bed is hard - I blame no Bones;
My drink is Sour - I trust my Tongue.
Ears, Blood and Eyes; Teeth, Tongue and Bones
                 Tell me what's wrong,
                 And speak the truth.
'It's strange, Old man, but no complaint
                 Has come from Youth.'

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