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Poem by James Joyce


Chamber Music. 14. My Dove, My Beautiful One


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 by the cedar tree,
    My sister, my love,
    White breast of the dove,
My breast shall be your bed.

The pale dew lies
    Like a veil on my head.
    My fair one, my fair dove,
Arise, arise!



James Joyce


James Joyce's other poems:
  1. Chamber Music. 20. In the Dark Pine-Wood
  2. Chamber Music. 22. Of That So Sweet Imprisonment
  3. Chamber Music. 7. My Love Is in a Light Attire
  4. Nightpiece
  5. Chamber Music. 32. Rain Has Fallen All the Day


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