Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longam

They are not long, the weeping and the laughter,
Love and desire and hate:
I think they have no portion in us after
We pass the gate.

They are not long, the days of wine and roses:
Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes
Within a dream.

by Ernest Christopher Dowson

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what does vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam translate into English.....think it may be Latin?
Please...wahat does Vitae Summa Brevis Spem Nos Vetat Incohare Longham translate to? ....am presuming it is Latin?