Jean de Sponde
Jean de Sponde
Yes, So We All Must DIe

Yes, so we all must die, and proud life all
Defying death, must one day feel its powers
Incessant suns will scorch these transient flowers
And time explode this vain inflated ball

THis fair torch which cassts its smoky flame
Will gutter in its wax and die away
The colours of this picture will decay
THese waves will break against the shore in foam

Ive seen lightning flash before my eyes
And heard the thunder growling in the skys
When from every sidethe mounting storm doth hurry
Ive seen the snow melt and its torrents dry
Ans seen those roaring lions without furry
Live on, O men, but so we all muyst die