Tutto è Sciolto

By James Joyce 1882–1941 James Joyce
A birdless heaven, sea-dusk and a star
Sad in the west;
And thou, poor heart, love’s image, fond and far,
Rememberest:

Her silent eyes and her soft foam-white brow
And fragrant hair,
Falling as in the silence falleth now
Dusk from the air.

Ah, why wilt thou remember these, or why,
Poor heart, repine,
If the sweet love she yielded with a sigh
Was never thine?

Originally published in Poetry, May 1917.

Source: Poetry (May 1917).

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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, Infatuation & Crushes, Unrequited Love

POET’S REGION Ireland

SCHOOL / PERIOD Modern

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