by James Joyce (1882 - 1941)

Wind thine arms round me, woman of...
Language: English 
Wind thine arms round me, woman of sorcery,
While the lascivious music murmurs afar:
I will close mine eyes, and dream as I dance with thee,
And pass away from the world where my sorrows are.
Faster and faster! strike the harps in the hall!
Woman, I fear that this dance is the dance of death!
Faster!-- ah, I am faint... and, ah, I fall.
The distant music mournfully murmureth...

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Researcher for this text: Peter Schoene

This text was added to the website: 2012-05-23
Line count: 8
Word count: 70