The Certain Hour (Dizain des Poëtes)

The Certain Hour (Dizain des Poëtes)

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The Certain Hour (Dizain des Poëtes)

The Certain Hour (Dizain des Poëtes)

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"Les Dieux, qui trop aiment ses facéties cruelles"

PAUL VERVILLE.

In the beginning the Gods made man, and fashioned the sky and the sea,
And the earth's fair face for man's dwelling-place, and this was the Gods' decree:--

"Lo, We have given to man five wits: he discerneth folly and sin;
He is swift to deride all the world outside, and blind to the world within:

"So that man may make sport and amuse Us, in battling for phrases or pelf,
Now that each may know what forebodeth woe to his neighbor, and not to himself."

Yet some have the Gods forgotten,--or is it that subtler mirth
The Gods extort of a certain sort of folk that cumber the earth?

For this is the song of the double-soul, distortedly two in one ,--

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