Treasure Island

James Joyce

(2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941 / Dublin / Ireland)

Bright Cap and Streamers


Bright cap and streamers,
He sings in the hollow:
Come follow, come follow,
All you that love.
Leave dreams to the dreamers
That will not after,
That song and laughter
Do nothing move.

With ribbons streaming
He sings the bolder;
In troop at his shoulder
The wild bees hum.
And the time of dreaming
Dreams is over -- -
As lover to lover,
Sweetheart, I come.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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