While you're alive, shine:
never let your mood decline.
We've a brief span of life to spend:
Time necessitates an end.
i am loving the line that when you are live, shine. I write this to remind myself and you.
the poem comes from an ancient greek song that you can hear authentically recreated apparently here:
but i just want to repeat the opening line, while you're alive, shine, what else is there to do? hide? not try? be dull?
shine, my friends.