James Joyce

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

In the Dark Pine-Wood


In the dark pine-wood
I would we lay,
In deep cool shadow
At noon of day.

How sweet to lie there,
Sweet to kiss,
Where the great pine-forest
Enaisled is!

Thy kiss descending
Sweeter were
With a soft tumult
Of thy hair.

O unto the pine-wood
At noon of day
Come with me now,
Sweet love, away.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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