Harper’s Songs

So let your heart be strong,
let these things fade from your thoughts.
Look to yourself,
and follow your heart’s desire while you live!

Put myrrh on your head,
be clothed in fine linen,
Anoint yourself with the god’s own perfumes,
heap up your happiness,
and let not your heart become weary.

Hymns, Prayers, and Songs: An Anthology of Ancient Egyptian Poetry, trans. John L. Foster. Papyrus Harris 500.

“Weary of Heart”, a title of/reference to Wesir, is a euphemism for death.


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