Age And Aging Poems


Aging gracefully is a bit of an art and certainly a couple of age quotes now and then can help us deal with the inevitable peaks and valleys we find ourselves in during our inevitable march to the golden years. While people are living longer than ever before, “old timers” from the past will help show us the way, helping us remember that the old days weren’t really all that great and that our “get up and go” isn’t getting up as fast as it once did. Age quotes are filled with laughs, sadness, wisdom and reflection, a microcosm of the human experience itself.

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To A Poor Old Woman by William Williams
munching a plum on
the street a paper bag
of them in her hand

They taste good to her
They taste good
to her. They taste
good to her

You can see it by
the way she gives herself
to the one half
sucked out in her hand

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Join the Club by Author Unknown
Just a line to say I'm living,
That I'm not amongst the dead.
Though I'm getting more forgetful
And mixed up in the head.
I've got used to my arthritis
To my dentures I'm resigned
I can cope with my bifocals,
But - oh how I miss my mind.
Sometimes I ca… [ Read More ]

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The Little Boy and the Old Man by Shel Silverstein
Said the little boy, "Sometimes I drop my spoon."
Said the old man, "I do that too."
The little boy whispered, "I wet my pants."
"I do that too," laughed the little old man.
Said the little boy, "I often cry."
The old man nodded, "So do I."
"But worst of all," s… [ Read More ]

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Ninetieth Birthday by R. Thomas
You go up the long track
That will take a car, but is best walked
On slow foot, noting the lichen
That writes history on the page
Of the grey rock. Trees are about you
At first, but yield to the green bracken,
The nightjars house: you can hear it spin
On wa… [ Read More ]

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When You Are Old by William Yeats
When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love fals… [ Read More ]

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Wallace Stevens
A High-Toned Old Christian Woman by Wallace Stevens
Poetry is the supreme fiction, madame.
Take the moral law and make a nave of it
And from the nave build haunted heaven. Thus,
The conscience is converted into palms,
Like windy citherns hankering for hymns.
We agree in principle. That's clear. But take
The oppos… [ Read More ]

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The Old Women by Arthur Symons
They pass upon their old, tremulous feet,
Creeping with little satchels down the street,
And they remember, many years ago,
Passing that way in silks. They wander, slow
And solitary, through the city ways,
And they alone remember those old days
Men have fo… [ Read More ]

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The Old Woman of Berkeley by Robert Southey
The Raven croak'd as she sate at her meal,
And the Old Woman knew what he said,
And she grew pale at the Raven's tale,
And sicken'd and went to her bed.

'Now fetch me my children, and fetch them with speed,'
The Old Woman of Berkeley said,
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Matthew Arnold
Growing Old by Matthew Arnold
What is it to grow old?
Is it to lose the glory of the form,
The lustre of the eye?
Is it for beauty to forego her wreath?
Yes, but not for this alone.

Is it to feel our strength--
Not our bloom only, but our strength--decay?
Is it to feel each limb<… [ Read More ]

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Happy Birthday, Kiddo by Author Unknown
Happy Birthday, Kiddo
And a kid is what you are
Even though you're 50
You still look great by far

So you have a little spare tire
And a few wrinkles on your face
Your sweet and loving nature
Still has the power to make my heart race
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Five Decades by Author Unknown
Eons have come and gone
The face of life erodes
Peons and mastodon
Their treasured gold corrodes

With the passing of time
Evolutions unfold
The half century chime
One may be getting old

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Just Because by Author Unknown
Just because you're (30) (40) (50),
Don't despair, oh no
Overnight you won't discover
You've lost your get up and go.
Nor will you become all wrinkled,
Nor ache from head to toe.
So even though you're ripening
Don't regard it as a blow,
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Getting Older by Author Unknown
It's birthday time again I see;
Another year's gone by.
We're older than we used to be;
The thought could make me cry.

For getting older is not such fun,
When there's hurting in your back,
And it's agony if you have to run,
And a pleasure to l… [ Read More ]

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