A lovely little construction here

Talking about how the oldest woman in Britain has just died, a woman who was born in the 19th century.

That’s how history moves beyond our reach: the last small hand, shrunken with age, finally lets go of ours, and a century slips away from us forever.

Just like the phrasing of it.

2 comments on “A lovely little construction here

  1. Time like an ever-rolling stream
    Bears all her sons away
    They fly forgotten as a dream
    Dies at the opening day

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