In youth my wings were strong and tireless, But I did not know the mountains. In age I knew the mountains But my weary wings could not follow my vision-- Genius is wisdom and youth.
This poem is in the public domain.
Edgar Lee Masters
Born in Kansas in 1868, Edgar Lee Masters wrote several collections of verse, including the popular Spoon River Anthology in 1915.
Date Published: 1916-01-01
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/alexander-throckmorton