Thomas Bailey Aldrich



The Two Masks

by Thomas Bailey Aldrich

I gave my heart its freedom to be gay
Or grave at will, when life was in its May;
So I have gone, a pilgrim through the years,
With more of laughter in my scrip than tears.


Unguarded Gates: And Other Poems
Copyright 1895
Houghton, Mifflin And Company,Boston And New York