"At night when everyone's asleep
It must be very late! I creep
Softly down the darkened stairs
To the big room where we have prayers,
And, standing at the window,
I watch the Dustman going by.
Perched up on his high seat he looks
Like charioteers in those old books,
And his long coat, when the lights are dim,
Makes funny shadows all over him."
(S. O'Sullivan in The dustman)
“But age apace
Comes at last to all;
And a lone house filled
With the cricket’s call;
And the scampering mouse
In the hollow wall.”
(Walter de la Mare in Alone)
“You need not be frightened,
For Satan’s not there.
He lurks around poverty;
He lurks around gold;
He’s always on duty
Seeking a soul.”
(J.E. McGirt from Avenging the Maine, a Drunken A.B. and Other Poems)
“Front door shut, back door too,
Blinds pulled down, what’ cha gonna do?
Gotta step it up and go-Yeah, go.”
(Bob Dylan in Step it up and go)
"And, as the Cock crew, those who stood before
The Tavern shouted -- "Open then the Door!
"You know how little while we have to stay,
"And, once departed, may return no more.""
(Based on a Persian text by Hakim Omar Khayyám)