Be Not Sad

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.

by James Joyce

Comments (9)

Nice poem. ......Best of luck...........
dats a very wonderful poem
So stupid so boring it's nothing
Reading again & again. Just beautiful
I never thought Joyce to be much of a poet.
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