Monday, June 15, 2009


James Joyce tower in Sandycove

Georgian Dublin

It was on this day that Leopold Bloom began his Odyssey that became Ulysses.
So this is a reminder for you.

You will have to ask David Norris about James Joyce.

Some people from Korea were going to Sligo to visit the grave of W B Yates and asked me what I knew about him.
"He was the son of a Clergyman who had tried to make a living as a portrait painter.
He had a brother Jack who was a very successful painter.
He was involved in Irish theater with Maud Gonne and with the Irish freedom movement.
A terrible beauty is born.
One thing for sure,with all that painting and poetry they must not have had a television."

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:52 PM

    For some reason I remember what is on Yeats gravestone -

    Cast a cold eye on life on death
    Horseman pass by

    The mind retains funny things ...Sam in Oz