Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,162 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Her Laughter - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I set the trap

with words
to catch

the flight of her

Her laughter
flew up into the air

turned into
an enormous bouquet

each petal
a butterfly

until my mind
fluttered with each

delicious delight

and the room
became a gilded box

that housed
the treasure of her


floating out of
the window

until it touched
the stars.

Comments about ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Her Laughter by Dónall Dempsey

  • Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (11/8/2009 6:06:00 AM)

    How could I resist a poem about laughter to find a butterfly in it as well. As they are so spiritual and we have had a miracle in our family with a butterfly, they always flutter into my heart.
    A wonderful poem. 10 love Karin (Report) Reply

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  • Ruth Walters (10/26/2009 1:41:00 PM)

    What a wonderful poem! Ruthie (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 26, 2009

Poem Edited: Sunday, November 8, 2009

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