James Joyce
In The Dark Pine-Wood by James Joyce

In The Dark Pine-Wood by James Joyce

In the dark pine-wood I would we lay, In deep cool shadow At noon of day. How sweet to lie there, Sweet to kiss, Where the great pine-forest Enaisled is! Thy kiss descending ...

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A Flower Given To My Daughter by James Joyce

A Flower Given To My Daughter by James Joyce

Frail the white rose and frail areHer hands that gaveWhose soul is sere and palerThan time's wan wave.Rosefrail and fair -- yet frailestA wonder wildIn gentle eyes thou veilest,My ...

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I Hear An Army Charging Upon The Land by James Joyce

I Hear An Army Charging Upon The Land by James Joyce

I hear an army charging upon the land, And the thunder of horses plunging, foam about their knees: Arrogant, in black armour, behind them stand, Disdaining the reins, with ...

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Flood by James Joyce

Flood by James Joyce

Goldbrown upon the sated floodThe rockvine clusters lift and sway;Vast wings above the lambent waters broodOf sullen day.A waste of waters ruthlesslySways and uplifts its weedy ...

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Because Your Voice Was At My Side by James Joyce

Because Your Voice Was At My Side by James Joyce

Because your voice was at my side I gave him pain, Because within my hand I held Your hand again. There is no word nor any sign Can make amend -- - He is a stranger to me now Who ...

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Be Not Sad by James Joyce

Be Not Sad by James Joyce

Be not sad because all men Prefer a lying clamour before you: Sweetheart, be at peace again -- - Can they dishonour you? They are sadder than all tears; Their lives ascend as a ...

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My Dove, My Beautiful One by James Joyce

My Dove, My Beautiful One by James Joyce

My dove, my beautiful one, Arise, arise! The night-dew lies Upon my lips and eyes. The odorous winds are weaving A music of sighs: Arise, arise, My dove, my beautiful one! I wait ...

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This Heart That Flutters Near My Heart by James Joyce

This Heart That Flutters Near My Heart by James Joyce

This heart that flutters near my heart My hope and all my riches is, Unhappy when we draw apart And happy between kiss and kiss: My hope and all my riches -- - yes! -- - And all ...

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From Dewy Dreams by James Joyce

From Dewy Dreams by James Joyce

From dewy dreams, my soul, arise, From love's deep slumber and from death, For lo! the treees are full of sighs Whose leaves the morn admonisheth. Eastward the gradual dawn ...

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When The Shy Star Goes Forth In Heaven by James Joyce

When The Shy Star Goes Forth In Heaven by James Joyce

When the shy star goes forth in heaven All maidenly, disconsolate, Hear you amid the drowsy even One who is singing by your gate. His song is softer than the dew And he is come to ...

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Go Seek Her Out by James Joyce

Go Seek Her Out by James Joyce

Go seek her out all courteously, And say I come, Wind of spices whose song is ever Epithalamium. O, hurry over the dark lands And run upon the sea For seas and lands shall not ...

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All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce

All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce

All day I hear the noise of waters Making moan, Sad as the sea-bird is when, going Forth alone, He hears the winds cry to the water's Monotone. The grey winds, the cold winds are ...

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Lean Out Of The Window by James Joyce

Lean Out Of The Window by James Joyce

Lean out of the window, Goldenhair, I hear you singing A merry air. My book was closed, I read no more, Watching the fire dance On the floor. I have left my book, I have left my ...

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A Prayer by James Joyce

A Prayer by James Joyce

Again!Come, give, yield all your strength to me!From far a low word breathes on the breaking brainIts cruel calm, submission's misery,Gentling her awe as to a soul ...

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Sleep Now, O Sleep Now by James Joyce

Sleep Now, O Sleep Now by James Joyce

Sleep now, O sleep now, O you unquiet heart! A voice crying "Sleep now" Is heard in my heart. The voice of the winter Is heard at the door. O sleep, for the winter Is crying ...

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Gentle Lady, Do Not Sing by James Joyce

Gentle Lady, Do Not Sing by James Joyce

Gentle lady, do not sing Sad songs about the end of love; Lay aside sadness and sing How love that passes is enough. Sing about the long deep sleep Of lovers that are dead, and ...

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Ecce Puer by James Joyce

Ecce Puer by James Joyce

Of the dark pastA child is born;With joy and griefMy heart is torn.Calm in his cradleThe living lies.May love and mercyUnclose his eyes!Young life is breathedOn the glass;The ...

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Bahnhofstrasse by James Joyce

Bahnhofstrasse by James Joyce

The eyes that mock me sign the wayWhereto I pass at eve of day. Grey way whose violet signals areThe trysting and the twining star. Ah star of evil! star of pain!Highhearted youth ...

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Bid Adieu To Maidenhood by James Joyce

Bid Adieu To Maidenhood by James Joyce

Bid adieu, adieu, adieu,Bid adieu to girlish days,Happy Love is come to wooThee and woo thy girlish ways—The zone that doth become thee fair,The snood upon thy yellow hair,When ...

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Night Piece by James Joyce

Night Piece by James Joyce

Gaunt in gloom,The pale stars their torches,Enshrouded, wave.Ghostfires from heaven's far verges faint illume,Arches on soaring arches,Night's sindark nave.Seraphim,The lost hosts ...

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Alone by James Joyce

Alone by James Joyce

The noon's greygolden meshes makeAll night a veil,The shorelamps in the sleeping lakeLaburnum tendrils trail. The sly reeds whisper to the nightA name-- her name-And all my soul ...

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At That Hour by James Joyce

At That Hour by James Joyce

At that hour when all things have repose, O lonely watcher of the skies, Do you hear the night wind and the sighs Of harps playing unto Love to unclose The pale gates of sunrise? ...

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Thou Leanest To The Shell Of Night by James Joyce

Thou Leanest To The Shell Of Night by James Joyce

Thou leanest to the shell of night, Dear lady, a divining ear. In that soft choiring of delight What sound hath made thy heart to fear? Seemed it of rivers rushing forth From the ...

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Dear Heart, Why Will You Use Me So? by James Joyce

Dear Heart, Why Will You Use Me So? by James Joyce

Dear heart, why will you use me so? Dear eyes that gently me upbraid, Still are you beautiful -- - but O, How is your beauty raimented! Through the clear mirror of your eyes, ...

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Now, O Now In This Brown Land by James Joyce

Now, O Now In This Brown Land by James Joyce

Now, O now, in this brown land Where Love did so sweet music make We two shall wander, hand in hand, Forbearing for old friendship' sake, Nor grieve because our love was gay Which ...

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Who Goes Amid The Green Wood by James Joyce

Who Goes Amid The Green Wood by James Joyce

Who goes amid the green wood With springtide all adorning her? Who goes amid the merry green wood To make it merrier? Who passes in the sunlight By ways that know the light ...

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What Counsel Has The Hooded Moon by James Joyce

What Counsel Has The Hooded Moon by James Joyce

What counsel has the hooded moon Put in thy heart, my shyly sweet, Of Love in ancient plenilune, Glory and stars beneath his feet -- - A sage that is but kith and kin With the ...

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Winds Of May by James Joyce

Winds Of May by James Joyce

Winds of May, that dance on the sea, Dancing a ring-around in glee From furrow to furrow, while overhead The foam flies up to be garlanded, In silvery arches spanning the air, Saw ...

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She Weeps Over Rahoon by James Joyce

She Weeps Over Rahoon by James Joyce

Rain on Rahoon falls softly, softly falling,Where my dark lover lies.Sad is his voice that calls me, sadly calling,At grey moonrise.Love, hear thouHow soft, how sad his voice is ...

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Rain Has Fallen All The Day by James Joyce

Rain Has Fallen All The Day by James Joyce

Rain has fallen all the day. O come among the laden trees: The leaves lie thick upon the way Of memories. Staying a little by the way Of memories shall we depart. Come, my ...

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A Memory Of The Players In A Mirror At Midnight by James Joyce

A Memory Of The Players In A Mirror At Midnight by James Joyce

They mouth love's language. GnashThe thirteen teethYour lean jaws grin with. LashYour itch and quailing, nude greed of the flesh.Love's breath in you is stale, worded or sung,As ...

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The Twilight Turns by James Joyce

The Twilight Turns by James Joyce

The twilight turns from amethyst To deep and deeper blue, The lamp fills with a pale green glow The trees of the avenue. The old piano plays an air, Sedate and slow and gay; She ...

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My Love Is In A Light Attire by James Joyce

My Love Is In A Light Attire by James Joyce

My love is in a light attire Among the apple-trees, Where the gay winds do most desire To run in companies. There, where the gay winds stay to woo The young leaves as they pass, ...

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He Who Hath Glory Lost by James Joyce

He Who Hath Glory Lost by James Joyce

He who hath glory lost, nor hath Found any soul to fellow his, Among his foes in scorn and wrath Holding to ancient nobleness, That high unconsortable one --- His love is his ...

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Bright Cap And Streamers by James Joyce

Bright Cap And Streamers by James Joyce

Bright cap and streamers, He sings in the hollow: Come follow, come follow, All you that love. Leave dreams to the dreamers That will not after, That song and laughter Do nothing ...

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Strings In The Earth And Air by James Joyce

Strings In The Earth And Air by James Joyce

Strings in the earth and air Make music sweet; Strings by the river where The willows meet.There's music along the river For Love wanders there, Pale flowers on his mantle, Dark ...

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The Ballad Of Persse O’Reilly by James Joyce

The Ballad Of Persse O’Reilly by James Joyce

Have you heard of one Humpty DumptyHow he fell with a roll and a rumbleAnd curled up like Lord Olofa CrumpleBy the butt of the Magazine Wall, (Chorus) Of the Magazine Wall, ...

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Love Came To Us by James Joyce

Love Came To Us by James Joyce

Love came to us in time gone by When one at twilight shyly played And one in fear was standing nigh -- - For Love at first is all afraid. We were grave lovers. Love is past That ...

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O, It Was Out By Donnycarney by James Joyce

O, It Was Out By Donnycarney by James Joyce

O, it was out by Donnycarney When the bat flew from tree to tree My love and I did walk together; And sweet were the words she said to me. Along with us the summer wind Went ...

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I Would In That Sweet Bosom Be by James Joyce

I Would In That Sweet Bosom Be by James Joyce

I would in that sweet bosom be (O sweet it is and fair it is!) Where no rude wind might visit me. Because of sad austerities I would in that sweet bosom be. I would be ever in ...

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Tilly by James Joyce

Tilly by James Joyce

He travels after a winter sun,Urging the cattle along a cold red road,Calling to them, a voice they know,He drives his beasts above Cabra.The voice tells them home is warm.They ...

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Lightly Come Or Lightly Go by James Joyce

Lightly Come Or Lightly Go by James Joyce

Lightly come or lightly go: Though thy heart presage thee woe, Vales and many a wasted sun, Oread let thy laughter run, Till the irreverent mountain air Ripple all thy flying ...

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A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce

A Portrait Of The Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce

Are you not weary of ardent ways, Lure of the fallen seraphim? Tell no more of enchanted days. Your eyes have set man's heart ablaze And you have had your will of ...

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From ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce

From ‘Ulysses’ by James Joyce

There's a ponderous pundit MacHughWho wears goggles of ebony hue.As he mostly sees doubleTo wear them why trouble?I can't see the Joe Miller. Can you?

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Villanelle Of The Temptress by James Joyce

Villanelle Of The Temptress by James Joyce

Are you not weary of ardent ways,Lure of the fallen seraphim?Tell no more of enchanted days.Your eyes have set man's heart ablazeAnd you have had your will of him.Are you not ...

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Song by James Joyce

Song by James Joyce

My love is in a light attire Among the apple trees,Where the gay winds do most desire To run in companies.There, where the gay winds stay to woo The young leaves as ...

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Though I Thy Mithridates Were by James Joyce

Though I Thy Mithridates Were by James Joyce

Though I thy Mithridates were, Framed to defy the poison-dart, Yet must thou fold me unaware To know the rapture of thy heart, And I but render and confess The malice of thy ...

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Of That So Sweet Imprisonment by James Joyce

Of That So Sweet Imprisonment by James Joyce

Of that so sweet imprisonment My soul, dearest, is fain -- - Soft arms that woo me to relent And woo me to detain. Ah, could they ever hold me there Gladly were I a prisoner! ...

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O Cool Is The Valley Now by James Joyce

O Cool Is The Valley Now by James Joyce

O cool is the valley now And there, love, will we go For many a choir is singing now Where Love did sometime go. And hear you not the thrushes calling, Calling us away? O cool and ...

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Silently She’s Combing by James Joyce

Silently She’s Combing by James Joyce

Silently she's combing, Combing her long hair Silently and graciously, With many a pretty air. The sun is in the willow leaves And on the dappled grass, And still she's combing ...

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