WHO GOES AMID THE GREEN WOOD
by: James Joyce (1882-1941)
- HO goes
amid the green wood
- With springtide all adorning her?
- Who goes amid the merry green wood
- To make it merrier?
- Who passes in the sunlight
- By ways that know the light footfall?
- Who passes in the sweet sunlight
- With mien so virginal?
- The ways of all the woodland
- Gleam with a soft and golden fire--
- For whom does all the sunny woodland
- Carry so brave attire?
- O, it is for my true love
- The woods their rich apparel wear--
- O, it is for my own true love,
- That is so young and fair.
POEMS BY JAMES JOYCE
'Who goes amid the green wood' is
reprinted from Chamber Music. James Joyce. London: Elkin