My Own Private Ulysses: On the Menu at Sweny’s Pharmacy
“How goes the time? Quarter past. Time enough yet. Better get that lotion made up. Where is this? Ah yes, the last time. Sweny’s in Lincoln place. Chemists rarely move.”
– Ulysses, James Joyce
On the Menu at Sweny’s Pharmacy
Binge on Joyce in any flavor you wish:
Portuguese! Italian! German! Spanish!
For here, there are no out-of-water fish,
Monoglots still gnaw on their native English.
Maybe they should rename this Irish dish:
Joyceish? Bloomish? Dublinish? Ulyssesish?
Whatever the language: savor, languish.
With this feast, the goal is never to finish.
No matter the tongue, Chef PJ can cope.
So “look pleasant and pay up” for some soap.
Stay tuned for more sawed-off sonnets.
Same Sweny time, same Soapy channel.
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