Beauty Fades

by Theocritus


The rose is beauteous, but time causes it to fade;
The violet is fair in spring,
And quickly grows out of date;
The lily is white, fading when it droops;
The snow is white, melting at the very time when it is congealed,
And beautiful is the bloom of youth,
But it lasts only for a short time.

Last updated January 14, 2019