Were Joyce alive today he wouldn’t leave
His Mother Ireland, to live and write abroad;
For with good reason he would now believe
She’s grasped the truths he dauntlessly explored.
Moreover, pleased he’d be that she belongs
To Europe’s league of nations, the E.U.,
And with her partners on the quiet longs
To forge a noble spiritual linkage too.
Indeed, her true vocation is to start
A revolution in the Catholic Church;
Creating female priests, who’ll win its heart
And vote the males off their patriarchal perch.
Thus Jesus’ opposition to power obscene
Will as Feminine Principle at last be seen.
21 March 2022