​Gilgamesh: Darkness withdraws when there is enough light

Shamash was distraught, 
as he betook himself to him;

He says to Gilgamesh:

“Gilgamesh, whither rovest thou?

The life thou pursuest, thou shalt not find.”

Gilgamesh says to him, to valiant Shamash;

“After marching and rowing over the steppe,

Must I lay my head in the heart of the earth

That I may sleep through all the years?

Let mine eyes behold the sun

That I may have my fill of the light!

Darkness withdraws when there is enough light.

May one who indeed is dead 

behold yet the radiance of the sun!

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