On the Beach at Fontana(1930)
"On the Beach at Fontana" is a song of Roger Sessions that sets the text of James Joyce. "On the beach at Fontana" first appeared as a poem in Poetry Magazine in 1917.
On the Beach at Fontana
by James Joyce
Wind whines and whines the shingle,
The crazy pierstakes groan;
A senile sea numbers each single
From whining wind and colder
Grey sea I wrap him warm
And touch his trembling fineboned shoulder
And boyish arm.
Around us fear, descending
Darkness of fear above
And in my heart how deep unending
Ache of love!