Here’s the second offering in my found poetry project on Ulysses by James Joyce. I’m picking a word from each page in the book and creating poems from them — about 50 words per poem. The first poem ended on page 50, which ends Part I of the book, then a blank page and a page introduces Part II. That’s why this second poem starts on page 53.
I’m enjoying the word collecting, like picking shells from a beach. Joyce was creative with words, shoving some together without hyphens.
Curiously Warmbubbled Paper (Ulysses, pages 53-108)
by Dave Williams
Curiously warmbubbled paper:
money oozed sweet butter.
Cat peeped curdling smoke,
smiled, mewed quietly in whatyoumay imagine
is in sweeeet Vienna.
Nosebags cooling headache: heaven!
Shiftylooking, glanced discreetly
at the riprippled avenue.
Milly traveled across,
noiselessly thwarted the redlabelled tomorrow.
Galloping gloomy carriage.
Sad toad’s paradise
must bloom after honeycombed jokes
uncovered the hole.
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