Treasure Island

Dónall Dempsey

(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

All These Years The Well Looks At The Moon


At the bottom of a well
lies a silver ring

looking up at a silver moon

lost now this past 50 years.

(She gasped as it slipped and fell
from her now too thin finger
after the birth...and death
of a baby girl)

and tears fell
as hopelessly she watched it fall
into a future

that a silver ring dreaming
of a silver moon

couldn’t possibly foretell

of a stranger

finding this strange ring

pregnant and precious only

with the tale

it conceals.

Submitted: Friday, May 18, 2007
Edited: Sunday, February 27, 2011
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  • Gina Pisapia (8/2/2007 6:37:00 AM)

    I have got a veritable book of you in the 'My Poemlist' and I can't help but add to it. It's very rarely I don't like what you do and I'm just a sucker for your love poems. This is like a beautiful modern-day fairy tale told to the little girl inside of me who still responds in the same way I would have when...I was that age! Loved it!

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