The hymn of Iseult la Belle (excerpt)

September 6, 2013

Photograph of a photograph of a figurehead on a Norwegian merchant ship (Fred Olsen Line).

O, come all ye sweet nymphs of Dingle beach to cheer Brinabride queen from Sybil surfriding

In her curragh of shells of daughter of pearl and her silverymonnblue mantle round her.

Crown of the waters, brine on her brow, she’ll dance them a jig and jilt them fairly.

Yerra, why would she bide with Sig Sloomysidesor the grogram grey barnacle gander?

From Finnegans Wake, page 399.




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