The Oak (Tennyson)

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Live thy Life,
Young and old,
Like yon oak,
Bright in spring,
Living gold;

Summer-rich
Then; and then
Autumn-changed
Soberer-hued
Gold again.

All his leaves
Fall'n at length,
Look, he stands,
Trunk and bough
Naked strength.

This work was published before January 1, 1924, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.