Chamber Music – James Joyce

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James Augustine Aloysius Joyce an Irish novelist and poet (1882-1941). What an incredibly romantic poem. Joyce’s use of simple yet poignant words, leaves an everlasting image of what he was feeling. He was compelled to stop reading his novel when he heard the voice of an angel. He wanted to see her again. Beauty and beautiful moments in life have a magical way of momentarily eradicating despondency.

Chamber Music by James Joyce

Lean out of the window,

Golden Hair,

I hear you singing

A merry air.

My book is closed;

I read no more,

Watching the fire dance

On the floor.

I have left my books:

I have left my room:

For I heard you singing

Through the gloom.

Singing and Singing

A merry air.

Lean out of the window,

Golden hair.

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