Sing a While Longer


This beautiful poem is from Edwin Markham, a native Oregonian and the state Poet Laureate from 1923 through 1931.

Sing a While Longer

by Edwin Markham

Has the bright sun set,
  Has the gale grown stronger?
Still we’ll not grieve yet:
  We will sing a while longer!

Has our youth been met
  By Time the wronger?
Let us not grieve yet,
  Let us sing a while longer!

Is the world beset,
  Do the sorrows throng her?
Let us not grieve yet:
  Let us sing a while longer!

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James Kerti

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