Part IX — Poems 801 to 900

EB 801-900. Poems 801 to 900 were written in Vasteras, Uppsala and Stockholm, Sweden, and in Paris, France.

801. Life's younger brother

He was Life's younger brother.
Therefore
He was always given special attention
In the world of Life.

He was Death's elder brother.
Therefore
He had to take care
Of his younger brother.
This is the only reason
He used to spend so much time
With his younger brother, Death.