This too shall pass

goldenrod and daisies shall wither.
autumn rain shall blow over them.
all fragrant flesh withers and falls.

the globe will spin and turn warm
by a degree on the water’s margin.
a pass passes, knows not whither.

(A top environmentalist who has falsely claimed the Himalayan glaciers will melt by 2035 due to human activity has recently been accused of making a pass at a lady colleague. All Lovely Things Will Have an Ending is a poem by Conrad Aiken)


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