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Re: 'The worst part about having a mental illness is.. sigismund

Posted by beckett2 on December 6, 2019, at 10:23:48

In reply to Re: 'The worst part about having a mental illness is.., posted by sigismund on November 22, 2019, at 23:05:40

> Intense dysphoria I understand. The earlier posts brought this to mind. Not that I want to promote Tennyson.
> Alas! for this gray shadow, once a man
> So glorious in his beauty and thy choice,
> Who madest him thy chosen, that he seem'd
> To his great heart none other than a God!
> I ask'd thee, 'Give me immortality.'
> Then didst thou grant mine asking with a smile,
> Like wealthy men, who care not how they give.
> But thy strong Hours indignant work'd their wills,
> And beat me down and marr'd and wasted me,
> And tho' they could not end me, left me maim'd
> To dwell in presence of immortal youth,
> Immortal age beside immortal youth,
> And all I was, in ashes. Can thy love,
> Thy beauty, make amends, tho' even now,
> Close over us, the silver star, thy guide,
> Shines in those tremulous eyes that fill with tears
> To hear me? Let me go: take back thy gift:
> Why should a man desire in any way
> To vary from the kindly race of men
> Or pass beyond the goal of ordinance
> Where all should pause, as is most meet for all?

And grief.

like a bird on a wire




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