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Anacreon - Old Age

Identifier

012509

Type of Spiritual Experience

Background

The Happy Lovers - Jean-Honore Fragonard

A description of the experience

Old Age – Anacreon

Women tell me everyday

that all my bloom

has passed away

‘Behold’ the pretty wantons cry,

‘Behold this mirror with a sigh

The locks upon thy brow are few,

And, like the rest, they’re withering too!’

Whether decline has thinned my hair

I’m sure I neither know nor care;

But I know and this I feel,

As onward to the tomb I steal,

That still as death approaches nearer,

The joys of life are sweeter, dearer,

And had I but an hour to live,

That little hour to bliss I’d give

The source of the experience

Anacreon

Concepts, symbols and science items

Concepts

Death

Symbols

Science Items

Activities and commonsteps

Commonsteps

References