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Question #92752 posted on 11/12/2019 10:36 a.m.
Q:

Hey guys!

I am trying to remember a poem I read a long time ago in high school. This poem was about two groups of people who were immortal. The one was constantly doing things to learn and grow and have experiences, while the other spent time relaxing and appreciating things. I remember a repeated line in the poem saying something like "and who is to say which of these is better?" I remember being impressed with how each group as presented made sense, though their approaches to immortality were so wildly different. Anyone aware of such a poem with similar themes?

-Contemplating infinity

A:

Dear contemplation,

I regret to inform you that I was not able to find the poem you describe. I did find that there are MANY poems about immortality though. I've included a few here for your enjoyment.

Immortal Sails by Alfred Noyes

Immortality by Frederick Feirstein

Immortality by Matthew Arnold

Sincerely,

Cerulean