June 16, 2008

Bulldog on the premises. But he's a Trinity student.

Their dog ambled about a bank of dwindling sand, trotting, sniffing on all sides. Looking for something lost in a past life. Suddenly he made off like a bounding hare, ears flung back, chasing the shadow of a lowskimming gull. The man's shrieked whistle struck his limp ears. He turned, bounded back, came nearer, trotted on twinkling shanks. On a field tenney a buck, trippant, proper, unattired. At the lacefringe of the tide he halted with stiff forehoofs, seawardpointed ears. His snout lifted barked at the wavenoise, herds of seamorse. They serpented towards his feet, curling, unfurling many crests, every ninth, breaking, plashing, from far, from farther out, waves and waves.

—James Joyce, Ulysses


Lane Savant said...

My God! Was JayJay writing about YOUR dog?

Osbert Parsley said...

Hoorah for Bloomsday! I actually just started reading Ulysses on Monday having no idea what day it was, and didn't discover the happy coincidence until this morning. What an extraordinary novel!