As he rose and fell
He passed the stages of his age and youth

from T.S. Eliot – The Waste Land on Rap Genius

Meaning

He exists across multiple moments in time.

See Shelley’s Prometheus Unbound (1820), in which it is written:

…passed Age’s icy caves,
And Manhood’s dark and tossing waves,
And Youth’s smooth ocean…"

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