Strings in the earth and air
    Make music sweet;
Strings by the river where
    The willows meet.

There's music along the river
    For Love wanders there,
Pale flowers on his mantle,
    Dark leaves on his hair.

All softly playing,
    With head to the music bent,
And fingers straying
    Upon an instrument.

- James Joyce, Chamber Music.
This poem was described by Joyce as a prelude, and it is believed the river alluded to is the Tolka.

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