Song

By James Joyce 1882–1941 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,
My love goes slowly, bending to
     Her shadow on the grass.

And where the sky’s a pale blue cup
     Over the laughing land,
My love goes lightly, holding up
     Her dress with dainty hand.

from Dana, 1904

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Poet James Joyce 1882–1941

POET’S REGION Ireland

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Subjects Relationships, Love

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza

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One of the most influential and innovative writers of the 20th century, James Joyce was the author of the short story collection Dubliners (1914) and the novels A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man (1916), Ulysses (1922), and Finnegans Wake (1939). His collections of poetry include Chamber Music (1907) and Pomes Penyeach (1927).
 
Joyce was born in a suburb of Dublin. He attended a Jesuit school until his parents could not . . .

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love

POET’S REGION Ireland

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

Poetic Terms Rhymed Stanza

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Originally appeared in Poetry magazine.

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