Sara Teasdale’s closing stanza in ‘Winter Stars’
Years go, dreams go, and youth goes too,
The world’s heart breaks beneath its wars
All things are changed, save in the east
The faithful beauty of the stars.
Some great lines from Robert Frost that never seem to leave me:
Some morning from the boulder-broken beach
He would cry out on life, that what it wants
Is not its own love back in copy speech,
But counter-love, original response.