James Joyce

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

Gentle Lady, Do Not Sing


Gentle lady, do not sing
Sad songs about the end of love;
Lay aside sadness and sing
How love that passes is enough.

Sing about the long deep sleep
Of lovers that are dead, and how
In the grave all love shall sleep:
Love is aweary now.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003

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Comments about this poem (Gentle Lady, Do Not Sing by James Joyce )

  • Gold Star - 11,882 Points Kim Barney (2/4/2015 8:25:00 AM)

    Certainly not one of his better poems, in my opinion. (Report) Reply

    Gold Star - 12,330 Points Sandra Feldman (2/4/2015 5:53:00 PM)

    I agree, the first stanza was good, the second disappointing.
    It happens to the best you know.

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