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Winds of May (1926) Op. 54


Part of a series or song cycle:

Seven Songs after Poems of James Joyce (Op. 54)


Winds of May

Winds of May, that dance on the sea,
Dancing a ring-around in glee
From furrow to furrow, while overhead
The foam flies up to be garlanded,
In silvery arches spanning the air,
Saw you my true love anywhere?
Welladay! Welladay!
For the winds of May!
Love is unhappy when love is away!

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Composer

Karol Maciej Szymanowski was a Polish composer and pianist, the most celebrated Polish composer of the early 20th century.


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Poet

James Augustine Aloysius Joyce (2 February 1882 – 13 January 1941) was an Irish novelist, short story writer, poet, teacher, and literary critic. He contributed to the modernist avant-garde and is regarded as one of the most influential and important authors of the 20th century. 

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