volume 2, issue 2 summer, 2003



Hat   by Christopher Novak

The Bloom's Day Issue

June 16, 2003

Bloom's Day 2003 Winner

Dianne McKnight
TRANSFORMATIONS


FICTION

Joseph M. Faria
WORDS OF STEEL

Paul Beckman
THE B MOVIE FACTOR

Zaak Fresh
THE DIRECTOR

Kirby Wright
MONA

Elizabeth Scott
JOURNEY TO THE NORTH

POETRY

Rafael Jesús González
SPAM

Doug Tanoury
BLUE & PURPLE & SCARLET STUFF

Doug Tanoury
FAVOR IN MY SIGHT

Violet Goulding
BUYING HORSES AND COWS

Janet Buck
NINETY ON THE COUNTRY ROAD

Jess Swain
LUNCHTIME SONG

PHOTOGRAPHY

Christopher Novak
COVER: HAT


. . .Glowing wine on his palate lingered swallowed. Crushing in the winepress grapes of Burgundy. Sun's heat it is. Seems to a secret touch telling me memory. Touched his sense moistened remembered. Hidden under wild ferns on Howth below us bay sleeping: sky. No sound. The sky. The bay purple by the Lion's head. Green by Drumleck. Yellowgreen towards Sutton. Fields of undersea, the lines faint brown in grass, buried cities. Pillowed on my coat she had her hair, earwigs in the heather scrub my hand under her nape, you'll toss me all. O wonder! Coolsoft with ointments her hand touched me, caressed: her eyes upon me did not turn away. Ravished over her I lay, full lips full open, kissed her mouth. Yum. Softly she gave me in my mouth the seedcake warm and chewed. Mawkish pulp her mouth had mumbled sweetsour of her spittle. Joy: I ate it; joy. Young life, her lips that gave me pouting. Soft warm sticky gumjelly lips. Flowers her eyes were, take me, willing eyes. Pebbles fell. She lay still . . .
                                 JAMES JOYCE, Ulysses, p. 144., 8/897-910


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