Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Youth and Age by E.B. White

While everyone knows Charlotte's Web and Stuart Little by E.B. White, our favorite children's novel that he wrote is The Trumpet of the Swan.   Did you know he also wrote poetry?  The most popular one posted online is about a spider, but I thought this one was more interesting.  I'm sharing it for National Poetry Month.
This is what youth must figure out:
Girls, love, and living.
The having, the not having,
The spending and giving,
And the melancholy time of not knowing.
This is what age must learn about:
The ABC of dying.
The going, yet not going,
The loving and leaving,
And the unbearable knowing and knowing.

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