16 June 2013

Bronze by gold

Bronze by gold, Miss Douce's head by Miss Kennedy's head, over the crossblind of the Ormond bar heard the viceregal hoofs go by, ringing steel.

– Is that her? asked Miss Kennedy.

Miss Douce said yes, sitting with his ex, pearl gray and eau de Nil.

– Exquisite contrast, Miss Kennedy said.

When all agog Miss Douce said eagerly:

– Look at the fellow in the tall silk.

– Who? Where? gold asked more eagerly.

– In the second carriage, Miss Douce's wet lips said, laughing in the sun. He's looking. Mind till I see.

She darted, bronze, to the backmost corner, flattening her face against the pane in a halo of hurried breath.

Her wet lips tittered:

– He's killed looking back.

She laughed:

– O wept! Aren't men frightful idiots?

With sadness.

Miss Kennedy sauntered sadly from bright light, twining a loose hair behind an ear. Sauntering sadly, gold no more, she twisted twined a hair. Sadly she twined in sauntering gold hair behind a curving ear.

– It's them has the fine times, sadly then she said.

And is it Bloomsday again? Then Happy Bloomsday once again to my mountain flowers.

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