God hates us and wants us to be unhappy
The first page of Finnegan’s Wake is proof God hates us and wants us to be unhappy.
Midsummer’s Eve lit up the narrows, the roads to my home
as I pored through the unforgettable tome. I realized the book had finally killed me.
Look for me in the city… I am lost. Look for me here. You’ll never find me.
The lusty ghosts of Dalí and Lorca flirt, Lorca unconsummated and painted in words
congregated with grief the way Dalí wanted it, as our Andalou barked
up any tree that listened, broken by the refusal, wounded because God hated him
and wanted him to be unhappy. The hound!
Write to me immediately, I cannot wait longer to know how you are. Won’t you?
Tell the children how I am, but with the milk of kindness, not of my dreams shouting
awnskawntoohoohoordenenthur nuk! I am bewildered by boisterous thunder.
The pain was so great at age six or seven, I wished I might die, and quickly.
Now I am in bed in the bush of ghosts, jilted by my lover, drunk and joylessly babbling.
I absolutely love this
The form of it wears like loose cotton
And the voice is a mouthful of steak and cigarette
You just wrote a verse for your new study of Portrait of the Spaniard as a young man.
You have tapped into Joyce’s mind. Just saw the Ulysses exhibit at the Morgan Library and Museum yesterday.
There was a time once when an old man promised to give me his copy of Ulysses. I was seated in the back of an empty church with him.
Then he completely vanished.
I rarely speak of it. It is a ghost story. To this day I haven’t read Ulysses, or purchased it. Still waiting on my ghost. He must be 100 years old by now.
Somehow tragic & hilarious at once, like much of Joyce and Beckett. Are you sure you’re not an Irishman?
According to first generation World Wide Web users, “beer is proof.” That last line is surely what you will get as an aggressive devotee of the grain or vine. As for the hound of passion and thunder, well, carry on.
Ah I DID cop and do a quick change-O reverso on Ben Franklin. “Beer is proof that God LOVES us and wants us to be HAPPY.” Good catch. But seriously, have you ever read Finnegan’s Wake?
I have not. It is one of those books that was on the list. Guess what won out? Beer and pizza.