Let Me Grow Lovely

A short poem about growing old. We hope you enjoy this poetry and that it is one that will give you thoughts for reflection when you think about aging. We also hope you will enjoy the brief words on age, and that they are ones that you will share with family and friends on their birthday.

A Short Poem for A Birthday
Let Me Grow Lovely

by Karle Wilson Baker

Let me grow lovely, growing old—

So many fine things do:

Laces, and ivory, and gold,

And silks need not be new;

And there is healing in old trees,

Old streets a glamour hold;

Why may not I, as well as these,

Grow lovely, growing old?
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More concise words on Aging:
"No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else."
Katharine Graham

"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength."
Betty Friedan

"Aging seems to be the only available way to live a long life."
Kitty O'Neill Collins

"These are the soul's changes. I don't believe in aging. I believe in forever altering one's aspect to the sun. Hence my optimism."
Virginia Woolf

"Keep on raging - to stop the aging.
Dale Carnegie

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