Forty Years

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    Forty years on, growing older and older,
    Shorter in wind, as in memory long,
    Feeble of foot, and rheumatic of shoulder
    What will it help you that once you were strong?
    E.E. Bowen (1836–1901)

    There is no comparing the brutality and cynicism of today’s pop culture with that of forty years ago: from High Noon to Robocop is a long descent.
    Charles Krauthammer (b. 1950)

    Forty years after a battle it is easy for a noncombatant to reason about how it ought to have been fought. It is another thing personally and under fire to have to direct the fighting while involved in the obscuring smoke of it.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)

    ‘I’m sorry that I spelt the word:
    I hate to go above you,
    Because’Mthe brown eyes lower fell—
    ‘Because, you see, I love you!’

    Still memory to a grey-haired man
    That sweet child-face is showing.
    Dear girl! the grasses on her grave
    Have forty years been growing.
    John Greenleaf Whittier (1807–1892)