Hume Nisbet

(1849-1923 / Scotland)

Song Of Sardanapalus - Poem by Hume Nisbet

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'WHAT am I? a God or Man?
Man is God when great and rich —
God is man when in the ditch.
Ho, there! servers, fill each can!

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'Drink! we live and so must die.
Love while we have power to love.
What care we who reigns above,
If we on the roses lie.

3
'Drink! and soak your hearts with wine.
Laugh, thus drive back haunting care.
While ye can think woman fair,
Ye are Gods, and all divine.'


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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 18, 2010



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