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Poem by James Joyce


The noons greygolden meshes make
All night a veil,
The shorelamps in the sleeping lake
Laburnum tendrils trail. 

The sly reeds whisper to the night
A name-- her name-
And all my soul is a delight,
A swoon of shame.

James Joyce

James Joyce's other poems:
  1. Chamber Music. 27. Though I Thy Mithridates Were
  2. Chamber Music. 10. Bright Cap and Streamers
  3. Chamber Music. 26. Thou Leanest to the Shell of Night
  4. Nightpiece
  5. Chamber Music. 31. O, It Was Out by Donnycarney

Poems of the other poets with the same name:

  • Sydney Dobell Alone ("There came to me softly a small wind from the sea")
  • Lewis Morris Alone ("WHAT shall it profit a man")
  • Edgar Poe Alone ("From childhood's hour I have not been")
  • Ambrose Bierce Alone ("IN contact, lo! the flint and steel")
  • Edward Sill Alone ("STILL earth turns and pulses stir")

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