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Original Text: 
Ernest Hemingway, Three Stories & Ten Poems (Dijon: Maurice Darantiere, 1923): 58. Facsimile edition by Contact Publishing, 1977. PS 3515 E37A15 Robarts Library.
2    And gone the shorter way.
3And we have danced to devils' tunes,
4    Shivering home to pray;
5To serve one master in the night,
6    Another in the day.

Notes

1] Gerogiannis points out Hemingway's allusion to Longfellow's "My Lost Youth":
A boy's will is the wind's will,
And the thoughts of youth are long, long thoughts.
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Publication Start Year: 
1923
Publication Notes: 
Poetry 21.iv (January 1923): 193-95.
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
RPO Edition: 
RPO 1999.
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