Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

241. Behind The Glass(Being An Early Christmas Poem For Onelia) 11/8/2009
242. Ode To My Nightingale 11/15/2009
243. As White As Quiet(For Ruthie) 11/22/2009
244. 'Gus Na Duilleoga At Athrú Datha(And The Leaves Changing Colour) 11/26/2009
245. Gathering Darkness(Being An Early Christmas Poem For Scarlett) 12/9/2009
246. Christmas Tankas 12/9/2009
247. Christmas Haikus 12/14/2009
248. Cutlery & Autonery(For The Great Robbie Auton) 2/3/2010
249. Purrfect Moment(Haiku) 2/5/2010
250. By Any Other Name 2/9/2010
251. Waiting For Dawn 2/9/2010
252. Crush 2/9/2010
253. Plaster Of Paris 2/9/2010
254. Haiku Writer 2/11/2010
255. Toi Et Moi(Hakiu) 3/24/2010
256. Beauty Is Only Sin Deep - A Brace Of Tankas 4/4/2010
257. I See Where You’re Coming From! (Tanka) 4/4/2010
258. Guy Walks Into A Bar...Ouch! 4/4/2010
259. Haiku...Or Two 4/4/2010
260. Spring Chasing Butterflies Like A Kitten(Tanka For Scarlett)) 4/6/2010
261. La Figlia Che Piange 4/15/2010
262. Not One 4/15/2010
263. That Would Have Been Tomorrow 4/15/2010
264. Against The Wind...As The Shutter Closes(Haiku) 5/9/2010
265. The Lasts Lasts(Haiku) 1/3/2011
266. Without Dreams(Haiku) 1/3/2011
267. Night Of The Living Dead(Tanka) 1/3/2011
268. Calm Sutra(Tanka) 1/3/2011
269. Gotcha(Tanka) 1/3/2011
270. Cat Haiku 1/5/2011
271. One Day At A Time 1/5/2011
272. Cat Haiku(2) 1/5/2011
273. Carrier 1/5/2011
274. Twak! 1/5/2011
275. Total Ellipses Of The Heart(Tanka) 1/5/2011
276. Under Italian Stars 1/5/2011
277. A Tanka Or Two 1/5/2011
278. The One That....(Tanka) 1/6/2011
279. Red Rose Race(Tanka) 1/6/2011
280. Le Maggior Parte Del Tempo(Most Of The Time) 1/6/2011
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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