pebbles on the page


Continuing on with my series of foolish comments in the margins (there are intelligent comments as well, I swear!)  here is part 2 of section 3 of Ulysses.  For part 1, click here.

“I could not save her”– survivor’s guilt?

“Here lies poor dogsbody’s body.”– ho ho ho…no

“I am almosting it.”– I like this phrase!

“If I were suddenly naked here as I sit?  I am not.”– I am relieved to hear it.

“His lips lipped”– let lips do what hands do [Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet]

“welcome as the flowers in May.”– The flowers that bloom in the Spring, tra la, / Have nothing to do with the case [Gilbert & Sullivan’s Mikado]

“And no more turn aside and brood. / His gaze brooded on his broadtoed boots”– well that didn’t last very long

“Wilde’s love that dare not speak its name”– who’s the friend of Mike Yeats?

“As I am.  As I am.” — I am what I am [Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles]

“Bag of corpsegas sopping in foul brine”– gross!

“Seadeath, mildest of all deaths known to man”– now, I just don’t buy that

“Tuesday will be the longest day” — and April is the cruelest month [T.S. Eliot’s The Wasteland]

“the rum tum tiddledy tum”– said Pooh to Piglet

Section 3 part 1 is now up here.  Come and get it! 

Now, all of my fellow Wandering Rocks, let’s hear some of your book graffiti.  I can’t be the only one.


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