Quotation by George Gordon Noel Byron

My days are in the yellow leaf;
The flowers and fruits of Love are gone;
The worm—the canker, and the grief
Are mine alone!
George Gordon Noel Byron (1788–1824), British poet. On This Day I Complete My Thirty-Sixth Year, written 1824, published in Byron's Letters and Journals, vol. 11, ed. Leslie A. Marchand (1981).

The poem was the final entry in his last journal, written in Greece; he died three months later. See also Macbeth on old age.
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