Age With Me will include poetry that inspires us to have a positive attitude, to gain heart when feeling challenged, and simply to brighten our days. Readers are welcome to send in poetry which uplifts them through the comments section.
We kick off with words about the opportunities of ageing from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, a highly suitable launch poem :
What then? Shall we sit idly down and say
The night has come; it is no longer day?
Something remains for us to do, or dare;
Even the oldest tree some fruit may bear;
For age is opportunity no less
Than youth itself, though in another dress,
And as the evening twilight fades away
The sky is filled with stars invisible by day.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow