Wednesday, 31 October 2007

Fountain of youth

We wandered around Norman Lindsay’s garden looking at the various fountains and sculptures.

Photo: Fountain, Norman Lindsay Gallery garden

Hugh McCrae was another poet in Norman Lindsay’s circle of friends.

Words to walk with:
From Rakes Song by Hugh McCrae
“The fresh and lively all must fade,
The painted and the sung ones,
And Time – when they are in the shade –
Consoles us with his young ones.

Then, let the girls grow old apace,
And wander into heaven …
I’ll love a twenty-summers’ face
When I am ninety-seven!

So waste no sympathy upon
Pale lovers idly wailing …
For every naughty lass that’s gone
There’s fifty more availing.”

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