The Dead-Room

March 10, 2010
By primevalrealm SILVER, Clifton, New Jersey
primevalrealm SILVER, Clifton, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Someone must have been telling lies about Josef K..."


Outside the window in old Dublin town,
The streets remain wet from the rain at dawn,
And the dismal skies of Irish renown
Hang leaden-grey, heavy and overdrawn.
Within the humble house weathered with years,
On the ground floor the family does sit,
And floods the room with melancholy tears;
For just upstairs, holy death has been pit.
The bedroom now seems just scarcely aglow
With the light of seven candles holy,
Ignited for the death not long ago
Of a man of office far from lowly.
Amidst faint songs of sorrow soon
to cease,
Rests the body of an old, beloved
priest.

The author's comments:
The content of this English sonnet is based on James Joyce's "The Sisters," the first short story in his famous collection "Dubliners."

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