I grow old... I grow old...
I shall wear the bottoms of my trousers rolled.
Shall I part my hair from behind? Do I dare to eat a peach?
I shall wear white flannel trousers, and walk upon the beach.
I have heard the mermaids sining, each to each.
I do not think that they will sing to me.
I have seen them riding seaward on the waves
Combing the white hair of the waves blown back
When the wind blows the water white and black.
T. S. Eliot