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Dónall Dempsey

Rookie - 36 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

THE SEA TO SEE


THE SEA TO SEE

the sea saw her first
'Oh! ' said the sea
'Oh! said she

she chased after a wavelette
the wavelette
chased after her

'Look...me in sea..me in sea! '
sea puts an arm 'round her shoulder
smiles as the camera goes click

sick mummy
she brings her the sea to see
cupped in her tiny hands

the blue house
with the yellow door
patchwork quilt dancing on the line

waves shyly lick
between her toes
as if she's tamed an ocean

an ocean
like a genie let out of a bottle
walking beside my daughter

an ocean
smiling with all
its horizon

some scattered birds
like thoughts
the ocean has thought up

not willing to leave it
she cries to the sea
'Shhhhhhh....! ' shushes the sea '...shhhhhhh! '

Submitted: Thursday, January 10, 2013

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