Treasure Island

James Joyce

(2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941 / Dublin / Ireland)

Bid Adieu to Maidenhood


Bid adieu, adieu, adieu,
Bid adieu to girlish days,
Happy Love is come to woo
Thee and woo thy girlish ways—
The zone that doth become thee fair,
The snood upon thy yellow hair,

When thou hast heard his name upon
The bugles of the cherubim
Begin thou softly to unzone
Thy girlish bosom unto him
And softly to undo the snood
That is the sign of maidenhood.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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