WHEN THE SHY STAR GOES FORTH IN HEAVEN
by: James Joyce (1882-1941)
- HEN the
shy star goes forth in heaven
- All maidenly, disconsolate,
- Hear you amid the drowsy even
- One who is singing by your gate.
- His song is softer than the dew
- And he is come to visit you.
- O bend no more in revery
- When he at eventide is calling,
- Nor muse: Who may this singer be
- Whose song about my heart is falling?
- Know you by this, the lover's chant,
- 'Tis I that am your visitant.
POEMS BY JAMES JOYCE
'When the shy star goes forth in
heaven' is reprinted from Chamber Music. James Joyce.
London: Elkin Mathews, 1907.