Youth, Day, Old Age and Night

“Youth, Day, Old Age and Night”
Youth, large, lusty, loving–youth full of grace, force, fascination,
Do you know that Old Age may come after you with equal grace,
force, fascination?
Day full-blown and splendid-day of the immense sun, action,
ambition, laughter,
The Night follows close with millions of suns, and sleep and
restoring darkness.
_Walt Whitman – Leaves of Grass (1855)_

Gioventù, giorno, vecchiaia e notte
Gioventù, ampia, lussureggiante,
amorosa – gioventù piena di grazia, di vigore e di fascino,
Lo sai che la Vecchiaia può succedere
a te con grazia uguale, vigore e fascino uguale?
Splendido Giorno fiorito – giorno di sole intenso,
di attività, ambizioni, di risa,
La Notte t’incalza con milioni di soli,
con il sonno e la tenebra che ristora.
_Walt Whitman – Foglie d’erba (1855)_

Image info:
“Youth, Day, Old Age and Night”
Milano, Italy, April 2010
© Massimo S. Volonté

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