Friday, June 21, 2013

Proportion by Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson

It is not growing like a tree
In bulk, doth make Man better be;
Or standing long an oak, three hundred year,
To fall a log at last, dry, bald, and sere:
A lily of a day
Is fairer far in May,
Although it fall and die that night--
It was the plant and flower of Light.
In small proportions we just beauties see;
And in short measures life may perfect be.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...