"Sloth" is the fourth song of Robert Beaser's song cycle Seven Deadly Sins.

Date: 1979Composer: Robert BeaserText: Anthony HechtSong Collection: Seven Deadly Sins

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by Anthony Hecht

The first man leaps the ditch. (Who wins this race
Wins laurel, but laurel dies.)
The next falls in (who in his hour of grace
Plucked out his offending eyes.)
The blind still lead. (Consider the ant’s ways;
Consider, and be wise.)

Source: from The Hard Hours by Anthony Hecht, 1967.

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Seven Deadly Sins

Composer(s): Robert Beaser

Song(s): 1. Pride
2. Envy
3. Wrath
4. Sloth
5. Avarice
6. Gluttony
7. Lust

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