Quotation by Ernest Christopher Dowson

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.
Ernest Christopher Dowson (1867–1900), British poet. Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam (l. 1–4). . .

Oxford Book of Short Poems, The. P. J. Kavanagh and James Michie, eds. Oxford University Press.
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