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Why do ye torture me? (Author: Pádraic H. Pearse)
- 1] Why are ye torturing me, O desires of my heart ?
2] Torturing me and paining me by day and by night?
3] Hunting me as a poor deer would be hunted on a hill,
4] A poor long-wearied deer with the hound-pack after him
- 5] There's no ease to my paining in the loneliness of the hills,
6] But the cry of the hunters terrifically to be heard,
7] The cry of my desires haunting me without respite,
8] O ravening hounds, long is your run!
- 9] No satisfying can come to my desires while I live,
10] For the satisfaction I desired yesterday is no satisfaction,
11] And the hound-pack is the greedier of the satisfaction it has got,
12] And forever I shall not sleep till I sleep in the grave.