In the Dark Pinewood


"In the Dark Pinewood" is a song by Samuel Barber that sets a text of James Joyce. The poem was originally published in Joyce's volume Chamber Music (1907).

In the Dark Pinewood
by James Joyce

In the dark pine-wood
I would we lay,
In deep cool shadow
At noon of day.

How sweet to lie there,
Sweet to kiss,
Where the great pine-forest
Enaisled is!

Thy kiss descending
Sweeter were
With a soft tumult
Of thy hair.

O unto the pine-wood
At noon of day
Come with me now,
Sweet love, away.

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