Our Fear That Summer Will Be Short

by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short,
but when we have had our swing of pleasure,
our fill of fruit,
and our swelter of heat,
we say we have had our day.

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Ralph Waldo Emerson
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