• Fate! Fate! All things pass away; Life is forever, youth is for a day. Love again if you may Before the stars are blown out of the sky And the crickets die; Babylon and Samarkand Are mud walls in a waste of sand.

    John Gould Fletcher, Lucas Carpenter, Leighton Rudolph (1988). “Selected Poems of John Gould Fletcher”, p.172, University of Arkansas Press