Sing a While Longer

Has the bright sun set,
   Has the gale grown stronger?
Still we’ll not grieve yet:
   We will sing a while longer!

Has our youth been met
   By Time the wronger?
Let us not grieve yet,
   Let us sing a while longer!

Is the world beset,
   Do the sorrows throng her?
Let us not grieve yet:
   Let us sing a while longer!


Source: The Gates of Paradise and Other Poems (1928)
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