Poetry in Motion

New York

Old Men

Ogden Nash
A horizontal poster with a colorful mosaic at the top features a poem titled Old Men, by Ogden Nash.

Old Men

People expect old men to die,
They do not really mourn old men.
Old men are different. People look
At them with eyes that wonder when…
People watch with unshocked eyes;
But the old men know when an old man dies.

Used by permision of Curtis Brown, Ltd. Copyright © 1931 by Ogden Nash. 
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