Marilyn Monroe reads from “Penelope,” the final episode of Ulysses.

…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish Wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.

Marilyn Monroe reads from “Penelope,” the final episode of Ulysses.

…I was a Flower of the mountain yes when I put the rose in my hair like the Andalusian girls used or shall I wear a red yes and how he kissed me under the Moorish Wall and I thought well as well him as another and then I asked him with my eyes to ask again yes and then he asked me would I yes to say yes my mountain flower and first I put my arms around him yes and drew him down to me so he could feel my breasts all perfume yes and his heart was going like mad and yes I said yes I will yes.

Fog

Baby alligators in the sewers grow up fast, grow up fast
Anything you want—it can be done
How did you go bad?
Devote an inordinate part of your lifetime to “Finnegans Wake,” and it will reward your labors; that is its design.

Harold Bloom: The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages (1994)