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Poem by James Joyce


Satire on the Brothers Fay


O, there are two brothers, the Fays,
Who are excellent players of plays,
And, needless to mention, all
Most unconventional,
Filling the world with amaze.

But I angered these brothers, the Fays,
Whose ways are conventional ways,
For I lay in my urine
While ladies so pure in
White petticoats ravished my gaze.

June 1904

James Joyce


James Joyce's other poems:
  1. Chamber Music. 27. Though I Thy Mithridates Were
  2. Nightpiece
  3. Chamber Music. 31. O, It Was Out by Donnycarney
  4. Chamber Music. 10. Bright Cap and Streamers
  5. Chamber Music. 23. This Heart That Flutters Near My Heart


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