Ancient

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    Men sometimes speak as if the study of the classics would at length make way for more modern and practical studies; but the adventurous student will always study classics, in whatever language they may be written and however ancient they may be. For what are the classics but the noblest recorded thoughts of man?... We might as well omit to study Nature because she is old.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Take a timber
    That you shall find lies in the cellar, charred
    Among the raspberries, and hew and shape it
    For a doorsill or other corner piece
    In a new cottage on the ancient spot.
    The life is not yet all gone out of it.
    And come and make your summer dwelling here....
    Robert Frost (1874–1963)

    Only the sound remains,
    the distant thump of the good elephants,
    the voice of the ancient lions
    and how the bells
    trembled for the flying man.
    Anne Sexton (1928–1974)