Johann Wolfgang v Goethe

28 August 1749 – 22 March 1832 / Frankfurt am Main

Old Age

OLD age is courteous--no one more:
For time after time he knocks at the door,
But nobody says, "Walk in, sir, pray!"
Yet turns he not from the door away,
But lifts the latch, and enters with speed.
And then they cry "A cool one, indeed!"
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