Poems (1898)/Life (Coates 2)
For works with similar titles, see Life.
Not to be confused with Life (Coates, "Before we knew thee thou wert with us; ay").
Thou art more ancient than the oldest skies,
But youth forever glances from thine eyes;
Time wars against thee, and consumes thy fires,
Yet, wingèd, thou from ashes dost arise!