(19 March 1824 – 18 November 1889 / Donegal / Ireland)

Writing

A man who keeps a diary, pays
Due toll to many tedious days;
But life becomes eventful--then
His busy hand forgets the pen.
Most books, indeed, are records less
Of fulness than of emptiness.

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Some of my favorite childhood poems.
Very true. Most books are records less Of fulness than of emptiness Thanks for sharing it here.