Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

1961. Listening To Your Favourite Piece Of Music (For Francesca) 9/24/2007
1962. ' ' ' ' Sometimes The Job Gets To Ya! (For Lyn) 4/5/2009
1963. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Star And Starfish(For Helen) 9/4/2009
1964. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Tear By Tear(For Onelia) 3/31/2010
1965. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Smell Of Purple(For Scarlett) 1/30/2010
1966. ' ' ' ' Fukaku Ai Suri(To Love Tenderly Deeply) 6/18/2009
1967. ' ' ' ' 'Nyoshin(The Female Body) - A Tanka 6/21/2009
1968. ' ' ' ' ' 'Battle Of The Sexes 5/2/2009
1969. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'As A Billard Ball 1/31/2010
1970. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' In A Queue For Capri 3/26/2010
1971. The Very Naked Name Of Love 5/4/2007
1972. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Never Ever(For Byran) 3/27/2010
1973. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' No Directions(In Memory Of My Mother Ita) 4/18/2010
1974. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ''Ths Only Now 3/31/2010
1975. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' She Wanted To Be Gina Lolabriggida 1/27/2010
1976. ' ' ' ' ' On The Pig's Back(A Birthday Poem For Onelia) 5/8/2009
1977. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Two Eyes Of Blue(For Onelia) 3/31/2010
1978. ' ' ' ' Kissing Marilyin Monroe 6/30/2009
1979. ' ' ' ' ' ' My Name In Sleep(Birthday Poem For Helen) 7/7/2009
1980. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' New York Murder Mystery(A Tanak & A Brace Of Haiku) 4/4/2010
1981. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Fashion(For Onelia) 3/13/2010
1982. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Lightbulb Sneezed! (For Onelia) 5/1/2010
1983. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' The Songs Of Birds 6/1/2010
1984. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Back In The High Life Again(In Memory Of My Mother Ita) 4/18/2010
1985. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Aghhhh! ” Says Her Mother(For Scarlett) 4/5/2010
1986. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' End Of Summer(For Scareltt) 9/24/2009
1987. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' A Swish Of Curtains.(For Onelia) 4/5/2010
1988. ' ' ' ' Helen And Her Troy(For Byran) 6/27/2007
1989. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'Looking For Granny(For Scarlett) 3/31/2010
1990. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' 'The Coal Of Iron Upon The Ice(For Anne B) 4/2/2010
1991. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' In The Big Lion’s Mouth(For Scarlett) 4/15/2010
1992. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Dark Was The Night (For Onelia) 11/15/2009
1993. ' ' ' ' Zing Zing Zing Went My Heartstrings 5/26/2009
1994. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' An Explosion Of Silence 4/2/2010
1995. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Run Like The Wind 1/31/2010
1996. ' ' ' ' ' Fire Set On Fire! 5/26/2009
1997. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Heaven Is A Place 6/1/2010
1998. The Tall House Going Up The Hill(For A Scarlett Woman) 1/26/2008
1999. ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' So Much For The Weather Forecast! 6/1/2010
2000. ' ' ' ' ' Dutch Disco Disaster - A Tanka 6/18/2009

Comments about Dónall Dempsey

  • Richard A. Davis SR. (8/23/2007 2:43:00 PM)

    Scarlett turned me on to your work and all I have to say is thank you. Your work is a joy to read.

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  • Richard John Wathen Richard John Wathen (5/6/2007 6:47:00 AM)

    came across you by accident and I'm glad I did. I love your work and I'm really enjoying reading through it. John

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 ...

Read the full of ' ' ' ' Daddy(For My Dad)

The Last Laugh

So much fun.

You always were the lively one.

Here, on this hillside falling down to a river
here, in this windy weather we gather together

Dearly Beloved

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