James Joyce

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

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, lightly -- - ever 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.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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