A Flower Given to my Daughter

	Frail the white rose and frail are
	Her hands that gave
	Whose soul is sere and paler
	Than time's wan wave.

	Rosefrail and fair -- yet frailest
	A wonder wild
	In gentle eyes thou veilest,
	My blueveined child.


Note: "[O]ne notation [in Giacomo Joyce] refers specifically to an incident when the young woman [an unidentified young female student Joyce was infatuated with in Trieste] gave Lucia Joyce the flower that occasioned the poem." (Fargnoli and Gillespie)

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