James Joyce

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

All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters - Poem by James Joyce

All day I hear the noise of waters
Making moan,
Sad as the sea-bird is when, going
Forth alone,
He hears the winds cry to the water's
Monotone.

The grey winds, the cold winds are blowing
Where I go.
I hear the noise of many waters
Far below.
All day, all night, I hear them flowing
To and fro.


Comments about All Day I Hear The Noise Of Waters by James Joyce

  • Castellenas John (5/3/2019 6:09:00 PM)

    Amazing flow of words. Outstanding poetry. (Report)Reply

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  • Madhabi Banerjee (12/24/2018 11:04:00 AM)

    very nice. i like it. thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Madhabi Banerjee (12/24/2018 11:02:00 AM)

    beautiful, excellent. thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • (10/26/2018 6:23:00 PM)

    All day I hear the noise of voters
    Making moan,
    Sad as the sea-bird is when going
    Forth abroad,
    He hears the winds cry to the voters
    .
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  • Henry Tong (1/30/2018 10:43:00 AM)

    Lucid but powerful expression! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/22/2017 10:31:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem. nice to read it. (Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (5/4/2017 3:00:00 AM)

    Waters..............? (Report)Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/9/2017 4:36:00 AM)

    Nice one.............. (Report)Reply

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  • (2/11/2016 7:29:00 PM)

    .........wonderful poem...reads nicely ★ (Report)Reply

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  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (7/27/2014 6:17:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem. Enjoyed the contents and rhthm (Report)Reply

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  • (7/27/2014 11:13:00 AM)

    Interesting rhyme scheme. I may give it a go. I doubt it's surreal. He lived in Ireland. (Report)Reply

    (7/4/2015 4:17:00 PM)

    If this post is not clear, I meant that it seems a straightforward depiction of the Irish Atlantic coast.

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  • Pranab K Chakraborty (7/27/2013 9:53:00 AM)

    Fantastic hallucination appearing from the soul indeed. Actually philosophy guides us sometimes to live on subconscious, perhaps. Flowing Water is the symbol of ceaseless life-force. The man or any artist who can touch this soil by his meditation.... this can happen to a personality, perhaps.....I feel it's a su-real writing. Good post...................................Pranab k c (Report)Reply

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  • Jack Growden (7/27/2013 4:55:00 AM)

    Please read my collection! I am a young, aspiring poet from Australia. Comment and rate as you wish. Thanks sincerely! (Report)Reply

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  • Ronn Michael Salinas (7/30/2012 11:23:00 PM)

    making moan lol awkwardness (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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