Apple iTunes


The Springfield Daily Republican

Springfield, Massachusetts

August 6, 1873

We are born; we laugh; we weep;
We love; we droop; we die!
Ah! Wherefore do we laugh or weep?
Why do we live or die?
Who knows that secret deep? 
Alas, not I!

Why doth the violet spring
Unseen by human eye?
Why do the radiant seasons bring
Sweet thoughts that quickly fly?
Why do our fond hearts cling
To things that die?

We toil - through pain and wrong;
We fight - and fly;
We love; we lose; and then, ere long,
Stone-dead we lie.
O life! is all thy song
"Endure and - die?"

- Barry Carnwall

Back to Poetry from Old Newspapers

Back to Old Massachusetts News

Back to the Victorian Scrapbook

Back to the Family Album

Back to the Front Page

 We appreciate it when you link to this website!
Please help spread the word about and tell a friend about us!

Copyright 2000-2010 by - Historic Newspapers Online - Always FREE!  All rights reserved.