Misplaced stanza, poem, or quote about old age
June 13, 2017 6:41 PM   Subscribe

Please help me find a short stanza or poem I once read discussing the passage of time--and the preciousness of time--in old age.

I once read a poem (it may have been very short--like just a verse) about old age. It was free verse (I think), so this may even be a quote, but I have been unable to find it. It said something like: When I was young the days raced by, now in my old age, I cherish (or savor?) each passing day. The crux of the poem/snippet/quote was that when we're young, we don't really appreciate the time we have, and it seems to gallop by. But when we're older the days and hours are precious to us. We're conscious that our time is finite, and we cherish the precious days and hours we have left. I'm so sorry I can't be more specific. I have been looking for this for weeks, and I can't find it. It is possible--just possible--that the speaker/writer was a lawyer or that I saw/read it in a legal context (a legal essay or something), but I really don't remember. I am so annoyed that I can't find it. Hive mind, please help!
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