The Irish Literary Greats - Day 3
With St Patrick's Day approaching, we're celebrating the Irish literary greats at Just Happy Tears.
Day 3 - James Joyce
Literally translated as Behold the Young Boy, Ecce Puer celebrates the birth of Joyce's grandson, in February 1932, and mourns the death of his father, the previous December. He pleads forgiveness at the end of the poem... stemming from Joyce's guilt over failing to return to Ireland rom abroad when John Joyce lay dying.