Be Not Sad Poem by James Joyce

Be Not Sad

Rating: 3.7


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.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Francie Lynch 19 April 2015

I never thought Joyce to be much of a poet.

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Devon Colvin 17 November 2017

Me no too it was so boring

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Ruby Root 10 July 2006

I think these are strong word, and very true. It is very sad. I can relate to this poem. Excellent poetry, with true meaning.

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Devon Colvin 17 November 2017

So stupid so boring it's nothing

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Leslie Philibert 19 April 2015

Bit surprised that JJ produced such a weak poem. Must be early work, juvenilia.

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Luz Hanaii 10 March 2021

Great rhyme and message, I gave you five stars, wonderfully penned.

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Dr Antony Theodore 01 November 2020

They are sadder than all tears; Their lives ascend as a continual sigh. Proudly answer to their tears: As they deny, deny. Emotional turbulance. tony

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Michael Walker 08 July 2020

A short poem with lasting impact. 'Be not sad'.

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Richard Antwi 08 July 2020

Be not sad..........love it!

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so nice poem.. i loved it...My sweetheart Wednesday,8th July 2020 they themselves may cut a sorry figure not immediately but later with full grief at the heart and feel shame in the deep heart chamber Hasmukh Mehta

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