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Dónall Dempsey

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

DRAWING YOU


First, draw
a smile

then playing with the lines
transform them into laughter

let the laughter escape
the page

& fly around the room

let it alight on
anything it wishes

then delicately

take a pair of
sparkling eyes

until they too
sing with laughter

sketch just
the suggestion of

the passion
that is promised

now put down the pen &
continuing

no further with the drawing

kiss her
for real

...the drawing is complete.

Submitted: Friday, December 26, 2008
Edited: Friday, March 06, 2009

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  • Donall Dempsey (2/13/2012 5:44:00 AM)

    This is now a video by the OVERLOOK ACADEMY and can be view on YouTube.

    This was a pleasant surprise...I had not been aware it was going to be used but I like what they have done with it. My partner and I had just got together and as she is an artist she was in the process of painting me. I can't draw or paint so I was getting bored just sitting there until I thought I can draw her with words...so here is the encapsulation of that lovely togetherness. It was originally an haiku but then the seed of that grew into this.

    you paint me
    in oils
    I draw you with words

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    DRAWING YOU

    First, draw
    a smile

    then playing with the lines
    transform them into laughter

    let the laughter escape
    the page

    & fly around the room

    let it alight on
    anything it wishes

    then delicately

    take a pair of
    sparkling eyes

    until they too
    sing with laughter

    sketch just
    the suggestion of

    the passion
    that is promised

    now put down the pen &
    continuing

    no further with the drawing

    kiss her
    for real

    ...the drawing is complete.

    Dónall Dempsey (Report) Reply

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