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The Lapsarian

 

I did not
sing another’s
songs

always preferred
mine

ever righted
others’
wrongs

took no interest
in
mine
 
*
 
It is a
hoary
axiom

a norm
yet
condign

to err
is only
too human

but to forgive
is –
divine
**

 

**Source: To err is Humane; to Forgive, Divine
 
A. Pope, An Essay on Criticism 1711

 
[©R.Kanth 2023]
 
Professor Rajani Kanth, is Author of Coda (A Novel), A Day in the Life (Novel), Expiations (Verse), and Farewell to Modernism (Political Economy Tract).

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