Death awaits us all…

    Why linger, why turn back, why shrink, my Heart?
       Thy hopes are gone before: from all things here
       They have departed; thou shouldst now depart!
       A light is pass’d from the revolving year,
       And man, and woman; and what still is dear
       Attracts to crush, repels to make thee wither.
       The soft sky smiles, the low wind whispers near:
       ‘Tis Adonais calls! oh, hasten thither,
No more let Life divide what Death can join together.

       That Light whose smile kindles the Universe,
       That Beauty in which all things work and move,
       That Benediction which the eclipsing Curse
       Of birth can quench not, that sustaining Love
       Which through the web of being blindly wove
       By man and beast and earth and air and sea,
       Burns bright or dim, as each are mirrors of
       The fire for which all thirst; now beams on me,
Consuming the last clouds of cold mortality.

– Percy Bysshe Shelley

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