Life is the game

“Life is the game that must be played:
This truth at least, good friend, we know;
So live and laugh, nor be dismayed
As one by one the phantoms go.”

Ballad By The Fire – Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869 – 1935)

 

General info:

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poet/edwin-arlington-robinson

http://www.earobinson.com/pages/HisLife.html