Come watch with me the shaft of fire that glows In yonder West: the fair, frail palaces, The fading Alps and archipelagoes, And great cloud-continents of sunset-seas.
He bore a simple wild-flower wreath: Narcissus, and the sweet brier rose; Vervain, and flexile thyme, that breathe Rich fragrance; modest heath, that glows With purple bells; the amaranth bright, That no decay, nor fading knows, Like true love's holiest, rarest light; And every purest flower, that blows In that sweet time, which Love most blesses, When spring on summer's confines presses.thomas love peacock
Operationally, God is beginning to resemble not a ruler but the last fading smile of a cosmic Cheshire cat.julian huxley
Fast fading violets covered up in leaves; And mid-May's eldest child, The coming musk-rose, full of dewy wine, The murmurous haunt of flies on summer eves.john keats
Beauty's of a fading natureHas a season and is gone!Robert Burns
Believe me, if all those endearing young charmsWhich I gaze on so fondly to-day,Were to change by to-morrow and fleet in my arms,Like fairy gifts fading away.Thou wouldst still be adored as this moment thou art,Let thy loveliness fade as it will,And around the dear ruin each wish of my heart,Would entwine itself verdantly still.thomas moore
How fading are the joys we dote upon!Like apparitions seen and gone.But those which soonest take their flightAre the most exquisite and strong,—Like angels’ visits, short and bright;Mortality ’s too weak to bear them long.john norris
Lord Jesus, engrave Thou Thy name with Thine own finger upon my heart, that it may remain closed to wordly joy and worldly pleasure, self-interest, fading honor, and low revenge, and open only to Thee.christian scriver
On the Continent and elsewhere in the West, native populations are aging and fading and being supplanted remorselessly by a young Muslim demographic.mark steyn
Ambition has but one reward for all:A little power, a little transient fame,A grave to rest in, and a fading name.william winter
Surely 't is better, when summer is over To die when all fair things are fading away.thomas haynes bayly
O hearts that break and give no sign Save whitening lip and fading tresses!
O fairest flower! no sooner blown but blasted, Soft silken primrose fading timelessly.john milton
The warm look of radiance on your faceAnd your heart beating close to mineAnd the evening fading in the candle glowThis must be what it's all aboutOh this must be what it's all aboutThis must be what paradise is likeSo quiet in here, so peaceful in hereSo quiet in here, yeah, so peaceful in here.van morrison
O fading honours of the dead! O high ambition, lowly laid!walter scott
Whensoever there is the fading of the Dharma and the uprising of unrighteousness, then I loose myself forth into birth. For the deliverance of the good, for the destruction of the evil-doers, for the enthroning of the Right, I am born from age to age.
Now the sunset breezes shiver, And she's fading down the river, But in England's song forever She's the Fighting Téméraire.
But see the fading many-coloured Woods, Shade deep'ning over shade, the country round Imbrown: crowded umbrage, dusk and dun, Of every hue from wan declining green To sooty dark.james thomson
Spring flies, and with it all the train it leads; and flowers, in fading, leave us but their seeds.Friedrich Schiller
Not by empty protestations against the pleasures of the world, and cynical denunciations of its enjoyments, but by our superiority to its perishing greatness, to its fading beauties, and its impotent antagonisms, are we to express our redemption from its power.
Beauty's of a fading nature. Has a season and is gone!Robert Burns