9 Running with My Sons Fifty-one runs with nineteen and twenty-three Thinking “by hap of happy hap,” the phrase Cast by the crude old Tudor well displays The kinship of happiness and luck … I see From the corner of my eye how springily The boys are striding, how their breathing stays Easy and light. Not so with them always, Both once rode crutches after surgery. We round the second point and they run on Into the haze, down beach I’ve never run, While I turn back, and think of how that stretch They’re running is like the years I’ll never reach; And think helplessly, how will it be for them? It’ll be the same and sharply not the same. 19