The Company I Keep !!

New poems from me are short on the ground at the moment, so I want to share one I wrote a number of years back. As I recall, I was sitting in the back garden late at night, smoking, drinking beer and looking at the stars. I had watched a documentary on Francis Bacon earlier…

” The stars, Joxer, the stars ! “

” We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. ” ( Oscar Wilde, Lady Windermere’s Fan.) I first saw this quote printed on the wall behind the bar of a pub in Blessington, Co. Wicklow. It was the first time I’d seen or even heard it. I was…