Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, CURE FOR AFFLICTIONS, by ARCHILOCHUS



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CURE FOR AFFLICTIONS, by            
First Line: Soul, rule thy passions, dry thy weeping eyes
Last Line: No course of human things is in thy choice.
Alternate Author Name(s): Archilochos
Subject(s): Healing; Cures


SOUL, rule thy passions, dry thy weeping eyes,
Thou, breath of Heav'n, should'st earthly cares despise:
When fiercest troubles thus disturb thy rest,
To their assaults oppose a constant breast.

O'er Fortune's pow'r then shalt thou have command:
So rocks unmov'd 'gainst beating surges stand.
Nor boast, if in this conflict thou o'ercome,
Or when subdu'd, poorly lament at home.

Think, having cause to grieve, or to rejoice,
No course of human things is in thy choice.





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