One looks behind him to some vanished time and say’s "Ah", I was so happy then, alack, I did not know it was my lifes best prime,
"Ho" if I could go back again.
Another looks with eager eyes aglow to some glad day of joy that yet will dawn, and sighs, I shall be happy then, I know, "HO" let me hurry on,
I, I look out on my fair today, I clasp it close and kiss it’s radiant brow, here with this perfect present let me stay for I am happy now.
Words by, E.W.Wilcox. Painting by C.Monet.