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by Jimmy O'Connell
Tue Feb 18, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Cranny
Replies: 0
Views: 54

Cranny

Cranny Is this where you come to hide from wind-scattered fields and stalk- speared wrens snaggled in ditches, from bleak parishes, beer-glass broken streets where the disease of the bottom line is never diagnosed? Is it to these high-arched echoey places that we have built and to these brass-beate...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Slava sits with Dmitri
Replies: 0
Views: 391

Slava sits with Dmitri

Slava sits with Dmitri [Interview with Mstislav Rostropovich] One day Shostakovich rang me and asked: Slava can you come over to see me now? He lived a fair way out. I drove directly to him. He passed me a chair and sat down opposite. Suddenly he sat down and said: Slava, let us be silent. And so, ...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Tue Oct 01, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

Thanks, Laz
I like to be liked...
not that I care that you do...
and I don't think you wasted your time...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Mon Sep 30, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

Lazariuk,
Therein lies your humanity.
Hold on to it.

Jimmy
by Jimmy O'Connell
Mon Sep 30, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

Jean,
So you can see what I chose to do with that particular piece you quoted!!
Glad I was able to put you in touch with James Joyce. His book of short stories "Dubliners" is much more accessible and an easy read.
Good luck

Jimmy
by Jimmy O'Connell
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

Lisa, The first two stanzas and the last are direct quotes from Ulysses. But Ulysses is a novel. I restructured and edited from Joyce and formed his words into stanzas. The middle section is my own observation of what I see in a local town in Ireland, where we have many non-Irish, and non-Irish-born...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

The section from Ulysses I quote from is Cyclops. Depending on your edition it's about 300 pages in. It begins: I was just passing the time of day with old Troy... The setting is an old Dublin pub, where the Citizen and his dog Garryowen hold court; Leo Bloom (a Dublin Jew) is listening in on the ge...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

Well, Geoffrey, I suppose I ought to be thankful.
For what I'm not sure.
This section of the forum is called the Poetry Place, not the Picture Place.
Maybe poetry has some value, there seems to be a few thousand, at least, willing to read poems in this section.
by Jimmy O'Connell
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Re: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

Did a bit of editing on this one.
Hope it has improved it a little....
by Jimmy O'Connell
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral
Replies: 18
Views: 2451

Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral

Reading Ulysses in Mullingar Cathedral Persecution, says Bloom, all the history of the world is full of it. Perpetuating national hatred among nations. What is your nation, if I may ask, says the citizen. Ireland, says Bloom, I was born here. The citizen said nothing only cleared the spit of his gu...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: A Boy on Austin Friars Street, Mullingar
Replies: 0
Views: 1392

A Boy on Austin Friars Street, Mullingar

A Boy on Austin Friars Street, Mullingar David! David! a boy shouts, His older sister, embarrassed, Shoves him on to avoid a pram. But he is insistent. David! David! He waves at a young man in A souped-up BMW, metallic blue. The boy smiles a beam of sunlight, He has been recognised with a wink And ...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Croghan Hill, Co. Offaly
Replies: 1
Views: 830

Croghan Hill, Co. Offaly

Croghan Hill, Co. Offaly Here she looms, by the western road, sentinel and herald, where our tribal priests once processed to this umbilicus, become primordial catechist, their crane skin bags rattling with chants and runes as ligament to our blind reach for the sacred and acknowledgement of ignora...
by Jimmy O'Connell
Wed May 30, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Inside McDonald's looking out
Replies: 1
Views: 601

Re: Inside McDonald's looking out

They say imitation is the highest form of compliment... or maybe it's something else.

I enjoyed this Songbird...

A little bit Bob a little Lennie and the rest is Songbird....
by Jimmy O'Connell
Mon May 28, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Writing, Music and Art by the Forum members
Topic: Inside Burger King Looking Out...
Replies: 5
Views: 1044

Re: Inside Burger King Looking Out

Thanks Dan
Glad you enjoyed the trip!!!

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