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Subject - Stages of Life

Each of these poems offer an interesting reflection on the many stages of life that we all pass through. Letter from a Girl to Her Own Old Age, by Alice Meynell offers a unique perspective.

  1. Boyhood by Washington Allston

    fond memories of early life

  2. Blind Old Milton by William Edmondstoune Aytoun
  3. The Echoing Green by William Blake

    the children play and the old folks watch and remember

  4. Changed by Charles S. Calverley

    Nay, worse than that, I've seemed of late
    To shrink from happy boyhood--boys
    Have grown so noisy, and I hate
    A noise.

  5. Old Age by Carolyn Clive

    it is not something to be feared

  6. Lines Written for a School Declamation by David Everett

    a youngster speaks of his potential to be the greatest of mankind

  7. On Retirement by Philip Freneau
  8. The Train of Life by Sir Edmund William Gosse

    a father sees his own boyhood in that of his son

  9. An Ancient to Ancients by Thomas Hardy
  10. The Last Leaf by Oliver Wendell Holmes

    watching an old man pass by

  11. The Human Seasons by John Keats

    as in nature there are four seasons in the mind of man

  12. Letter from a Girl to Her Own Old Age by Alice Meynell

    the title says it all

  13. A Song of Spring and Autumn by Francis Turner Palgrave
  14. The Old Women by Arthur Symons
  15. In School Days by John Greenleaf Whittier

    an old man refects on a memory of a moment in a school yard

  16. At an Old Drawer by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

    mundane items evoke vivid memories

  17. I Know an Aged Man Constrained to Dwell by William Wordsworth

    a friendship is not lost even when fellowship is broken

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