Borrowed Words

Borrowed Words is my tribute poem to James Joyce. I choose the title because I borrowed some lines and words from Ulysses to write my poem of Leopold and Molly in as few words as possible.

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Borrowed words

 

He faced about and blessed gravely thrice the tower

the surrounding land and the awaking mountains.

and time one livid final flame

 

His slow feet walked him riverward, reading

Those priceless pages of Wilhelm Meister

A great poet on a great brother poet.

 

Beautiful weather it was, delightful indeed

Walking into eternity

Along Sandymount Strand

 

And the last glow of all too fleeting day lingered lovingly

On the proud promontory of dear old Howth

Guarding as ever the waters of the bay.

 

-Wait my love, and I will be with you

The sun shines for you, he said the day

We were lying among the Rhododendrons

 

On Howth head in his grey tweed suit and straw hat

The day I got him to propose to me

Yes

 

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One thought on “Borrowed Words

  1. ‘Beautiful weather it was, delightful indeed

    Walking into eternity’

    and delightful indeed to picture that Dublin sea-board meandering eternally across the bay from South to North

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