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Poem by James Joyce


Chamber Music. 25. Lightly Come or Lightly Go


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 hair.

Lightly, lightlyever so:
    Clouds that wrap the vales below
At the hour of evenstar
    Lowliest attendants are;
Love and laughter song-confessed
When the heart is heaviest.



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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