Celebrating Bloomsday with Molly Bloom's Soliloquy

"..........I love flowers I’d love to have the whole place swimming in roses God of heaven there’s nothing like nature the wild mountains then the sea and the waves rushing then the beautiful country with fields of oats and wheat and all kinds of things and all the fine cattle going about that would do your heart good to see rivers and lakes and flowers all sorts of shapes and smells and colours springing up even out of the ditches primroses and violets .................................................. the sun shines for you he said the day we were lying among the rhododendrons on Howth head in the grey tweed suit and his straw hat the day I got him to propose to me yes first I gave him the bit of seedcake out of my mouth and it was leapyear like now yes 16 years ago my God after that long kiss I near lost my breath yes he said I was a flower of the mountain yes so we are flowers all .................................."

(Extract from Molly Bloom's Soliloquy in 18th and final chapter of Ulysses by JamesJoyce).

On June 16th we celebrate Bloomsday in Dublin  This beautiful final chapter of Ulysses describes the flowers on Howth Head a beautiful fishing harbour and hillside close to the city of Dublin  

This year the BloomsdayFestival runs from 11-16 June with a programme of amazing events  

Some of the jewellery designed at deblaca.ie has been inspired by the flowers, nature and mountains of Ireland.



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