Twining stresses

"Inshore and farther out the mirror of water whitened, spurned by lightshod hurrying feet. White breast of the dim sea. The twining stresses, two by two. A hand plucked the harpstrings, merging their twining chords. Wavewhite wedded words shimmering on the dim tide." Joyce’s prose lushly imitates the sounds coupling within his protagonist’s mind.

JH 2011

North Coast of the Dingle Peninsula, oil pastel by Helene Brennan. Source: