From too much love of living,
From hope and fear set free,
We thank with brief thanksgiving
Whatever gods may be
That no man lives for ever;
That dead men rise up never;
That even the weariest river
Winds somewhere safe to sea.

Algernon Charles Swinburne

Photographed from a cell wall in the lockup ward at a State Hospital. Stanza From "The Garden of Proserpine", the poem in its entirety can be read here

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