Book of Poems

The World’s 1000 Best Poems  – Volume 6, Kingsley Meredith.

“Art is long, and Time is fleeting,
And our hearts, though stout and brave,
Still, like muffled drums, are beating
Funeral marches to the grave.”
– Henry Longfellow.

There’s nothing quite like setting yourself up for an expiry date than the declaration of being the Best.
It reminds me of “Men in Black” when Will Smith mocks the army guys “We’re the best of the best of the best, Sir”.

Still there is something poignant about such a strong statement as well. As though these poems could contain the universe and stave off decay.

Book of Poems

Status: Borrowed from Mr. OP. Find out publication date, if only vintage or antiquarian. If latter, persuade him to sell.

Kill-ratio: 18:2 / 9:1

Alt-title: Untitled Book No. 210 For Savouring the Best of the Best Poems.

The usual shout out for Richard and John for inspiring the alt-title flights of fancy. And to Ben for the ” joke” format at the end of posts.