The Death of Enkidu
When Ishtar sent a disease to kill
Enkidu got very ill.
With a shiver and with a chill
Enkidu’s heart stood very still.
When Shamhat had come to take him to the spirit land
at her Enkidu was very mad.
Then Enkidu realized what he had done
and their journey to the spirit land had begun.
There stood the lonely Gilgamesh
for death had gotten the best of him.
That was what made him grim.
Then Gilgamesh stood up to say,
“For I surely will make death pay!”