WHAT COUNSEL HAS THE HOODED MOON
by: James Joyce (1882-1941)
- HAT counsel
has the hooded moon
- Put in thy heart, my shyly sweet,
- Of Love in ancient plenilune,
- Glory and stars beneath his feet--
- A sage that is but kith and kin
- With the comedian Capuchin?
- Believe me rather that am wise
- In disregard of the divine,
- A glory kindles in those eyes,
- Trembles to starlight. Mine, O Mine!
- No more be tears in moon or mist
- For thee, sweet sentimentalist.
POEMS BY JAMES JOYCE
'What counsel has the hooded moon'
is reprinted from Chamber Music. James Joyce. London:
Elkin Mathews, 1907.