George William Russell

(10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935 / Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland)

Pain


MEN have made them gods of love,
Sun-gods, givers of the rain,
Deities of hill and grove:
I have made a god of Pain.

Of my god I know this much,
And in singing I repeat,
Though there’s anguish in his touch,
Yet his soul within is sweet.

Submitted: Monday, May 07, 2012

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