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Brother Gods
written by William Henry Davies
From "Love Poems" (1935) Link to further information




If woman's a delightful creature,
A dog can be another;
But, Lord, who ever saw such fools,
When they are out together!

Cupid and Bacchus are the same,
Delightful in their way;
But when these youngsters share one life —
The very devil's to pay!

As fast as Cupid builds his dreams,
Young Bacchus knocks them down;
He leaves poor Cupid limp with tears,
And struts about the town.

So let us all be warned in time.
When brother fights with brother;
Let's make our choice of one, and then —
The devil take the other.

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