O Cool Is the Valley Now

James Joyce 1882 (Rathgar) – 1941 (Zürich)



O cool is the valley now
And there, love, will we go
For many a choir is singing now
Where Love did sometime go.
And hear you not the thrushes calling,
Calling us away?
O cool and pleasant is the valley
And there, love, will we stay.

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Submitted on May 13, 2011

Modified on April 28, 2023

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Scheme ABABCDED
Closest metre Iambic tetrameter
Characters 241
Words 49
Stanzas 1
Stanza Lengths 8

James Joyce

ames Augustine Aloysius Joyce was an Irish novelist and poet, considered to be one of the most influential writers in the modernist avant-garde of the early 20th century.  more…

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