These summer days when all the poets sing
    I have no voice for song.
I see the birds of summer taking wing,
    And days so sweet and long,
Each seemed a little heaven with no end,
I know are gone for evermore, dear friend.

Nay, by and by comes another Spring;
    And long, sweet, perfect days.
And by and by I shall have voice to sing
    My old glad, happy lays.
More blithesome songs, more days that have no end;
More golden summers; but like thee no friend.

Yesterdays. By Ella Wheeler Wilcox.
London: Gay & Hancock, 1916.

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