Gerald Gould

(1885 - 1936 / Norwich, England)

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  • ''For God's sake, if you sin, take pleasure in it,
    And do it for the pleasure.''
    Gerald Gould (1885-1936), British poet. Collected Poems, sonnet 21 (1929).
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Wander-Thirst

BEYOND the East the sunrise, beyond the West the sea,
And East and West the wander-thirst that will not let me be;
It works in me like madness, dear, to bid me say good-bye;
For the seas call, and the stars call, and oh! the call of the sky!

I know not where the white road runs, nor what the blue hills are;
But a man can have the sun for a friend, and for his guide a star;
And there's no end of voyaging when once the voice is heard,
For the rivers call, and the roads call, and oh! the c

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