William Michaelian

Poems, Notes, and Drawings

Pleasure and Pain

If the mind’s a muscle that remembers its pain,
Then work it, work it, and work it again.

And if pleasure be its prowess and rightful domain,
Raise the chalice, and treasure the palace it’s in.

October 24, 2019. Late Afternoon.
Upon finishing Herman Melville: Complete Poems. Library of America, 2019.

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