by James Joyce (1882 - 1941)

Yea, for this love of mine
Language: English 
Yea, for this love of mine
I have given all I had;
For she was passing fair,
And I was passing mad.

All flesh, it is said,
Shall wither as the grass;
The fuel for the oven
Shall be consumed, alas!

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This text was added to the website: 2012-05-23
Line count: 8
Word count: 41