Threads of Silver

by Antonio Gil June. 23, 2013 10490 views

by Joel Moody

How sad the years do beckon back
Our thoughts along Life's beaten track;
And visions of the long ago
Float round us as they come and go,
And sacred memories linger there,
When silver threads come in the hair.

And sad the song old Ocean sings,
As homeward he our cargo brings,
To find our ships were tempest tossed,
And our fond hopes were sunk and lost,
And promised wealths were buried there,
When silver threads come in the hair.

And sad our souls are bowed in grief,
As we turn over, leaf by leaf,
The sacred book our lives have made,
To find therein less light than shade,
And long-lost hearts and faces fair,
When silver threads come in the hair.

Yet sweet it is for us to know,
That flowers do live beneath the snow;
And Winter always hath its Spring,
When flowers will bloom and birds will sing;
And souls we love will grow more fair,
When silver threads come in the hair.


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Stefan Fletcher 7 years, 10 months ago

Lovely landscape. What are the rectangular shapes at the top? It never crossed my mind to make use of the plastic sheeting in fields for this kind of composition.

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Helen Hooker 7 years, 10 months ago

A beautiful landscape and the perfect title too!

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G B 7 years, 10 months ago

mesmerizing...I couldn't help but keep staring at the photo!

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Josy 7 years, 10 months ago

Quand les fils d'argent arrivent sur un champ , le soleil joue avec; quand ils arrivent sur la tête, ce sont les souvenirs qui jouent :))

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Christa 7 years, 10 months ago

Encantadora música e imagem para suavizar a crueldade do envelhecimento.

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Vania Gianese 7 years, 10 months ago

really amazing silver light

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Larry Sample 7 years, 10 months ago

Great shot!

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Teo Montana 7 years, 10 months ago

Such manicured fields,so beautiful.really like the words to this song.
Great capture Antonio!

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