"And the sins of the fathers shall be"
|"And the sins of the fathers shall be" (1905)
|This poem was published in 1905 in the volume The Black Rider & Other Lines.|
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"And the sins of the fathers shall be
visited upon the heads of the children,
even unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate me."
Well, then I hate thee, unrighteous picture;
Wicked image, I hate thee;
So, strike with thy vengeance
The heads of those little men
Who come blindly.
It will be a brave thing.
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.