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Flood by James Joyce | Poets.org
Gold-brown upon the sated flood
The rock-vine clusters lift and sway:
Vast wings above the lambent waters brood
Of sullen day.
A waste of waters ruthlessly
Sways and uplifts its weedy mane,
Where brooding day stares down upon the sea
In dull disdain.
Uplift and sway, O golden vine,
Thy clustered fruits to love's full flood,
Lambent and vast and ruthless as is thine
Born in Dublin, James Joyce--well-known for his novels Portrait of the Artist as Young Man and Ulysses--also published numerous books of poetry. Ezra Pound championed his work and included Joyce's poems in his Imagist Anthology.