Ego [poem by E. J. Brady]

[Editor: This poem by E. J. Brady was published in The Earthen Floor (1902).]



Here, and a part of me —
White and resplendent —
Standeth a Soul of me,
Proudly ascendant.

There, and a part of me,
Dark and descending,
Crawleth a soul of me,
Black and offending.

“Which is the Soul of me?
Good? Or of Evil?
What is the Soul of me
God? Or the Devil?”

Each is the Soul of thee.
Ever and ever,
Part and the Whole of thee,
Ever and ever.

E. J. Brady, The Earthen Floor, Grafton (N.S.W.): Grip Newspaper Co., 1902

Editor’s notes:
Old spelling in the original text:
crawleth (crawls)
standeth (stands)
thee (you)

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