Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,356 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1921. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Sufferer Of The Stone(For Scareltt) 1/31/2010
1922. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Scene Seen Through See-Through Paper 1/8/2010
1923. Setting Fire To The Flames...That Burn My Heart 2/17/2008
1924. ' ' ' ' Being Browned Off! (For Lyn) 4/5/2009
1925. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Ding! Dong! Merrily On High! (For Jan...Man!) 4/5/2010
1926. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Making The Universe(For Scarlett) 4/25/2010
1927. ' ' ' ' ' Hailstones And Bumblebees(Tankas For Imogen) 7/27/2009
1928. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' On His Tod 4/4/2010
1929. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Music Heard Faintly On The Edge Of Sound 1/27/2010
1930. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'schiller Is A Rotten Apple 1/31/2010
1931. ' ' ' ' Reading Edmond Jabes 5/21/2009
1932. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Let Nothing You Dismay 3/27/2010
1933. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Walking Through History 10/31/2009
1934. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Hairy Teeth...? ...Not Me! (New Year Poem For Ruthie) 12/29/2009
1935. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Leaving Now The Past 4/15/2010
1936. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Here 3/29/2010
1937. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Theatre Of The Self(For My Old Pal Al) 1/29/2010
1938. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' In The Here Of Now 9/21/2009
1939. ' ' ' ' Stolen Laughter(For Junie) 8/21/2009
1940. Say Hello To The Dempseys 10/17/2007
1941. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'The Next Step 1/27/2010
1942. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Tova, Koeto Ne Vizhdate(The Things You Don’t See) - For Onelia 3/13/2010
1943. ' ' ' ' ' The Smell Of Sausages(For Helen) 6/18/2009
1944. ' ' ' ' ' The Most Human Thing There Is 7/19/2009
1945. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' '' ' The Making Of Me(For Scarlett) 3/13/2010
1946. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Darkness Visible 1/25/2010
1947. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Invasion(For Jan...Man!) 4/5/2010
1948. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Straighten Up 'N' Fly Right! (Tanka) 1/10/2010
1949. ' ' ' ' ' Recital 9/22/2008
1950. ' ' ' ' 'Dreams 5/14/2009
1951. ' ' ' ' ' ' True Colours(For Lyn) 4/7/2009
1952. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A Word Too Far? (For Scarlett) 4/6/2010
1953. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Smell Of The Light(For Lyn) 9/25/2008
1954. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Happiness Without A Shadow? (Tanka) 3/24/2010
1955. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Upon The Lawns Of Summer(Birthday Poem For Scarlett) 10/25/2009
1956. Earl Grey Tea 4/2/2010
1957. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'The Legs Have Come Back(For Ruthie) 11/23/2009
1958. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' No Directions(In Memory Of My Mother Ita) 4/18/2010
1959. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' You With Your Fresh Thoughts Care For... (For Amandip) 11/26/2009
1960. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Happening(For Onelia) 4/5/2010
Best Poem of Dónall Dempsey

' ' ' ' Daddy(For My Dad)

Always
your love

everywhere
around me

tangible & intangible

as when
sound
becomes music.

As a child
they asked me

what I wanted
to be

when I grew up

and I ran through
all the obvious choices

a cowboy man
a doctor man
a spy man
a hero man
an astronaut man

but there was
always only

one choice.

I wanted to be
you.

So I blurted out
my child's answer:


'A Daddy! '

The adults laughed
not knowing how serious
I was.

I wanted to be
the ...

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Ah...Anu...Mon Amour!

It is night
on the Artic Circle.

The Aura Borealis
is entertaining a Finnish sky.

Inside – us two
(cuddled into an US)

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