Kate-A-Whimsies, John-A-Dreams Kate-a-Whimsies, John-a-Dreams,
Still debating, still delay,
And the world's a ghost that gleams -
Wavers - vanishes away!

We must live while live we can;
We should love while love we may.
Dread in women, doubt in man . . .
So the Infinite runs away.

1876

Kate-A-Whimsies, John-A-Dreams by William Ernest Henley