Inspired by James Joyce

  ...and Gibralter as a girl where I as a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the corse (rose) in my hair like the Andalusion girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and he asked me would I yes and I drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will Yes.”  ~James Joyce

I've loved this verse since the first time I heard it on a silly Rodney Dangerfield movie (Back to School). I always hear it in my head in the voice of the lovely literature teacher who opened her class by reciting it, with feeling, to her class in her smooth rich voice.


in the spirit of Joyce...

the ocean throws its waves as discarded clothes on the sand and shells are her jewels tumbled from bare skin in naked play and the seagulls wheel and cry overhead watching the water writhe all tangled arms and foamy hair while heaving breasts spangled with sunlight kisses twinkle together in moody blue and great green eyes view every move and every move calls another to say yes and sways together yes again till all are joined in sighs and splashing saying will you yes and answer yes why not and roll across the shining surf searching for the one who
wonders will you yes
and I said yes I will Yes."

©Sonja Tores 2006

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