Dónall Dempsey

Rookie - 394 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

...... A Woman Is Crying - Poem by Dónall Dempsey


In the next room
a woman is crying

a moon
perches upon an hotel sign


as a new millennium

as bright as neon

the woman
still crying

her unknown

shifting silently
from one century to another

human grief

from age
to age.

A woman is crying.

Comments about ...... A Woman Is Crying by Dónall Dempsey

  • Rookie - 119 Points Matt Mooney (10/2/2012 5:28:00 PM)

    This poem speaks for itself so eloquently and it's well grounded.10. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 445 Points Danny Draper (9/26/2012 4:05:00 PM)

    Simplicity in language is strength best proved in poetry as demonstrated here. Powerful! (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 806 Points Ruth Walters (9/25/2012 2:39:00 PM)

    I love the simplicity and yet the cleverness of getting the point across with such a punch. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Scarlett Treat (1/23/2008 9:53:00 AM)

    Grief...love...loss...all these the common things of mankind. We may be different in race, religion, creed, whatever, but common to us all is the heartbreak of 'a woman crying.' Lost, alone, lonely, heartbroken...matters not...just the grief. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 21, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, April 13, 2009

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