on any image to see it in greater detail.
I am genius I am Joyce.
A Dubliner of some renown
Hated, Reviled, admired
Poet and critic
Ten years I had to wait for
Dubliners to be published
Because I'm genius
Because I'm Joyce.
Yes, James Jaysus Joyce.
A Portrait helped
Fifteen years to complete Ulysses
The greatest daytime novel of all time
Teaching English as a foreign language
In Trieste and Zurich.
Patronised by a Yank of Faith
Though I had none, Harriet Weaver.
Sylvia Beach's Shakespeare in Paris
And Nora my model, inseparable;
Hemmingway carried me over his shoulder
Drunk, we sang, argued, danced,
Played the piano and guitar.
Dublin, my town, 1904 my year
And 16th June my day
But all wanted to know in their
Ignorance if they featured,
And did they what.
They suffered for their lack of faith
In James Jaysus Joyce
Because I'm genius because I'm Joyce
Mine eyes are a bitch
I've moved and moved
Borrowed and borrowed
Written and written.
Blind Homer helped the plot
And Ibsen influenced
So did Gogarty ha! ha!
Wild geese abroad.
Bloom was Israelite
One for Molly.
Bugden my pal, helped get the
Greatest night time novel of all time
Out of the Traps.
Chamber Music and
Kept debtors at bay
Anna Livia Plurabelle and Earwicker
Thought their way through the night
Towards the sea
Work in Progress
Tim Finnegan had lived at Watling Street
Shaun and Shem come into their own.
Because I'm genius because I'm Joyce.
Author: Roger Cummiskey, 1998
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Roger Cummiskey has
developed a distinct style which includes
figurative, land and seascapes as well as
floral interpretations. His paintings are
in private collections in the USA, UK,
Australia, Spain, South Africa, Japan and
Ireland. Roger studied painting and
drawing at Newpark College; The National
College of Art and Design; University
College Dublin and privately with
interest and involvement in the Arts
spans a lifetime. He has been involved
with Very Special Arts; Eucrea; The
Temple Bar Gallery and Studios and is a
Patron of the Dublin Theatre Festival.
He has traveled widely throughout the World,
where he has visited and appreciated the
works of famous Masters and Contemporary
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Success for online artist
By John Dunne
Online artist Roger Cummiskey has
been much in demand of late. His painting
"Some Greeks Some Romans, The
River Slaney 2000" has been selected
to represent Ireland at the Millennium
The exhibition will show 260 paintings
from around the world at the Mall
Gallery, London and will then travel on
to the World Trade Centre in Stockholm,
the Townhall Centre in Brussels, and the
United Nations Building in New York.
Earlier this year one of Cummiskey's
water colours was chosen as the image for
the front cover of the 1999 Bloomsday
magazine published by the James Joyce
This was especially pleasing for him as
his work draws inspiration from Joyce's
Cummiskey was one of the first Irish
artists to make use of the web and much
of his work, including the Millennium
exhibition entry, can be viewed at
Roger is representing Ireland in a World
wide (52 country) Millennium Art
Exhibition showing in London, Stockholm,
Brussels and New York.
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