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You Are Old, Father William

You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head–
Do you think, at your age, it is right?” 245 more words

Poetry Dog Pound

YOU ARE OLD, FATHER WILLIAM - LEWIS CARROLL

Lewis Carroll is my favorite poet. In this, one of his less well-known but nonetheless wonderful poems, he offers commentary on both parenthood and aging. I find myself relating. 374 more words

Humor

You Are Old, Father William

You Are Old, Father William

By Lewis Carroll

“You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
“And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head— 253 more words

Humor

Father William by Lewis Carroll


Father William

“You are old, Father William,” the young man said,
   “And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head – 255 more words

Poetry

Advice To a Curmdgeonly Middle-Aged Writer

“You are old, Mister Timms,” the young writer said. “Why, aren’t you closing in on 45? Surely you shouldn’t be still standing on your head. Surely you should have both feet firmly planted in the publishing world.” 258 more words

Imagination

Father William

‘You are old, father William,’ the young man said,
‘And your hair has become very white;
And yet you incessantly stand on your head – 297 more words

Everything Else

Ode to Roy Greenslade

Hypocrisy flows as freely through Fleet Street as the river Fleet that give it its name once flowed (before it got clogged with human and animal effluent, bodies, shopping trolleys and the 18th-century equivalent of copies of Heat and the Evening Standard). 233 more words

Journalism