by Alfred Edward Housman (1859 - 1936)

Could man be drunk for ever
Language: English 
Could man be drunk for ever
  With liquor, love, or fights,
Lief should I rouse at morning
  And lief lie down at nights.
 
But men at whiles are sober
  And think by fits and starts,
And if they think, they fasten
  Their hands upon their hearts.

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This text was added to the website: 2008-08-18
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