Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CHAMBER MUSIC: 19, by JAMES JOYCE

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First Line: Be not sad because all men
Last Line: As they deny, deny.
Subject(s): Grief; Sorrow; Sadness

Be not sad because all men

Prefer a lying clamour before you:

Sweetheart, be at peace again -- -

Can they dishonour you?

They are sadder than all tears;

Their lives ascend as a continual sigh.

Proudly answer to their tears:

As they deny, deny.

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