The Old Things and New is a little known poem by the Filipino poet Francisco Icasiano. It discusses how things that were once new and precious over time lose their value, as 'the heart forgets' and 'Maytime passes'. He reflects on how things become old and outdated and new things come to take their place. The poet seems to hint that he wishes he could have the old things back, as he has no love for these new things. An underlying theme in the poem seems to be that human nature causes us to forget what is special and important to us, and we too often get caught in the business of everyday life to appreciate what life is truly about.
- Poem interpretation