If Death be Good

Poem by Bliss Carman
(Sappho LXXIV)
If death be good,
Why do the gods not die?
If life be ill,
Why do the gods still live?
If love be naught,
Why do the gods still love?
If love be all,
What should men do but love?
(Contributed by ivan on Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011)
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