James Joyce

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

Strings In The Earth And Air - Poem by James Joyce

Strings in the earth and air
Make music sweet;
Strings by the river where
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  • (10/31/2012 4:25:00 PM)

    this is a poem about poetry and its affinity to music. The slightly melancholy cadences suggest youthful love, sweet, but actually validated in the Romantic tradition by that same melancholy. There is indeed a sense of the presence of Pan in the identification with nature and landscape: Pan the creative perhaps? but of course in pagan mythology the laurel crown would be Apollo's. So the numinous here is expressed in a minor key...another factor in the overall sense of wistfulness and melancholy. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/2/2008 3:08:00 PM)

    What is this poem about? Pan? (Report) Reply

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