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.