(GJ) Canto IXXX (p. 11, ll. 1-9).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Tie My girdle for me and bind up this hair in any simple knot. An Original Haiku: Her authority/ Running kitchen and manor/ Swings pendulum-like/ About Giacomo Joyce XXIX: If you have been reading this blog, you may remember another mention of Beatrice Cenci by Dante in The Divine Comedy. In thisContinue reading “(GJ) Canto IXXX (p. 11, ll. 1-9).”

(GJ) Canto XXII (p.8, ll. 29-36).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: The sellers offer on their altars the first fruits: green- flecked lemons, jewelled cherries, shameful peaches with torn leaves…. Owlish wisdom stares from their eyes brooding upon the lore of their Summa contra Gentiles.  An Original Haiku: Dark exotic eyes/ Sharp-sighted while his are weak/ Untether her soul/ About Giacomo JoyceContinue reading “(GJ) Canto XXII (p.8, ll. 29-36).”

(GJ) Canto X (p 4, ll 6-12).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: …the short skirt taut from the round knobs of the knees. A white flash: a flake, a snowflake: And when she next doth ride abroad/ May I be there to see! An Original Haiku: In Turko, Joyce “sees”/ the Invisibility/ needed to stalk her./  About Giacomo Joyce X: By the firstContinue reading “(GJ) Canto X (p 4, ll 6-12).”

(GJ) Cantos VIII-IX (p.3, ll. 8-31).

From Joyce’s Giacomo Joyce: Mine eyes fail in darkness, mine eyes fail,/Mine eyes fail in darkness, love./ An Original Haiku: His mantra is forg’d/ “silence, cunning, and exile”/ of Padovan greats./ About Giacomo Joyce VIII-IX: During the 20th Century, Trieste’s flag shimmered iridescent from Austro-Hungarian to Italian, became an independent city-state’s banner, emerged Italian again.Continue reading “(GJ) Cantos VIII-IX (p.3, ll. 8-31).”

About Giacomo Joyce (GJ)

James Joyce’s Personal Obsession Your last task should be deciding what type of artistic creation is Giacomo Joyce. It would be helpful to begin reading with that task in mind. It might be a prose poem. It might be a diary, a confession, or an exploration of streams of consciousness. Joyce called the episodes sketches when PoundContinue reading “About Giacomo Joyce (GJ)”