Monday, December 6, 2010

A LANGUID FLOATING FLOWER


Richard Hamilton, 1983


"He foresaw his pale body reclined in it at full, naked, in a womb of warmth, oiled by scented melting soap, softly laved.  He saw his trunk and limbs riprippled over and sustained, buoyed lightly upward, lemonyellow: his navel, bud of flesh: and saw the dark tangled curls of his bush floating, floating hair of the stream around the limp father of thousands, a languid floating flower." 

--James Joyce, "Ulysses", page 56

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