James Joyce

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

O Sweetheart, Hear You - Poem by James Joyce

O Sweetheart, hear you
Your lover's tale;
A man shall have sorrow
When friends him fail.

For he shall know then
Friends be untrue
And a little ashes
Their words come to.

But one unto him
Will softly move
And softly woo him
In ways of love.

His hand is under
Her smooth round breast;
So he who has sorrow
Shall have rest.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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