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Sunday July 2, 2017

Daffodil time
is past. This is summer, summer!
the heart says,
and not even the full of it.
No doubts
are permitted—
though they will come
and may
before our time
overwhelm us.
We are only mortal
but being mortal
can defy our fate.
We do not look to see jonquils and violets come again
but there are, still, the roses!

—William Carlos Williams
  American poet(11883-1963)

Source:"The Ivy Crown” in Selected Poems, edited by Charles Tomlinson (buy from Amazon)

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