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On His Seventy-fifth Birthday

I strove with none; for none was worth my strife,
    Nature I loved, and next to Nature, Art;
I warmed both hands before the fire of life,
    It sinks, and I am ready to depart.

Credit


This poem is in the public domain.

Author


Walter Savage Landor

A Selected Bibliography

Poetry

By Lingual Wholes (1982)
Mainland (1973)
Panoramas (1997)
Papo Got His Gun! and Other Poems (1966)
Red Beans (1991)
Rhythm, Content and Flavor (1989)
Tropicalization (1976)

Date Published: 1894-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/his-seventy-fifth-birthday