The Coach Of Life
Although her load is sometimes heavy,
The coach moves at an easy pace;
The dashing driver, gray-haired time
Drives on, secure upon his box.
At dawn we gaily climb aboard her
We’re ready for a crazy ride,
And scorning laziness and languor,
We shout: ‘Get on, there! Don’t delay!’
But midday finds our courage wane,
We’re shaken now: and at this hour
Both hills and dales inspire dread.
We shout: ‘Hold on, drive slower, fool!’
The coach drives on just as before;
By eve we are used to it,
And doze as we attain our inn.
While Time just drives the horses on.
Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin