Affirmation by Donald Hall
"To grow old is to lose everything. / Aging, everybody knows it."
The Road Goes Ever On by J.R.R. Tolkien
"The Road goes ever on and on, / Down from the door where it began. / Now far ahead the Road has gone, / And I must follow, if I can"
Some Trees by John Ashbery
"That their merely being there / Means something; that soon / We may touch, love, explain"