“…that you might turn from him when he had gone and he from you. Then I would have offered you my gift. You know what it was now. The simple common gift that men offer to women. Not the best perhaps. Best or worst– it would have been yours.”
~ excerpt from “Exiles” by James Joyce
(This selection of the major poems James Joyce published in his lifetime is accompanied by his only surviving play, Exiles).
Photograph: © StephiaMadelyne, 2014