DEAR HEART, WHY WILL YOU USE ME SO?
by: James Joyce (1882-1941)
- EAR heart,
why will you use me so?
- Dear eyes that gently me upbraid,
- Still are you beautiful -- but O,
- How is your beauty raimented!
- Through the clear mirror of your eyes,
- Through the soft cry of kiss to kiss,
- Desolate winds assail with cries
- The shadowy garden where love is.
- And soon shall love dissolved be
- When over us the wild winds blow--
- But you, dear love, too dear to me,
- Alas! why will you use me so?
POEMS BY JAMES JOYCE
"Dear heart, why will you use
me so?" is reprinted from Chamber Music. James Joyce.
London: Elkin Mathews, 1907.