Little Billboards #7: Happy Bloomsday!

There was a young artist from Dublin.
The girls all made fun of his fumblin’.
To a new one he sung,
like a Barnacle she clung,
and what she taught him sure was humblin’.

(For James and Nora Joyce, who are said to have met on this day in 1904.)

Bloomsday also celebrates Joyce’s work, especially Ulysses, which takes place on the day he met Nora. Bloomsday is often an occassion for day-long public readings of the novel. You can hear the opening here.)

More about Little Billboards here.

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