Dónall Dempsey

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

Dónall Dempsey Poems

321. The Dichotomy Of You 6/15/2007
322. The Eye Of The Beholder 6/15/2007
323. Riches 6/16/2007
324. Echoes 6/16/2007
325. Coming To A Haiku Near You! 6/16/2007
326. Never Have A Drunken Philosophical Debate With A Table Or With A Chair 6/16/2007
327. And Daddy Comes But He Goes Away Again! 6/16/2007
328. No Escape 6/16/2007
329. Multitasker 6/17/2007
330. It Takes Two To Teanga-Irish/English With Inherent Translation Built Into It. 6/20/2007
331. Her Last Night 6/23/2007
332. We Once Were You 6/23/2007
333. Later That Night... We Laughed! 6/23/2007
334. This Is The Night 6/27/2007
335. She Done It 6/27/2007
336. Sketches From Spain 6/27/2007
337. Beer Garden 6/20/2007
338. Tusa Gach Ait Is Ait Ar Bith (You... Everywhere & Nowhere)-A Haiku: Irish With Translation 6/20/2007
339. Tá Sé Ag Éirí Te Istigh Anois (It's Getting Hot In Here...)-A Haiku: Irish With Translation 6/20/2007
340. Life Imitating Art Imating Life 6/20/2007
341. Miracle And Mystery (For Brian) 6/20/2007
342. If You Tickle Us... 6/20/2007
343. Still Life 6/27/2007
344. Wild Nights! Wild Nights! 6/28/2007
345. Please Do Not Talk To The Ghosts 6/28/2007
346. Gently... Gently... 6/30/2007
347. Loneliness... 6/30/2007
348. The Gargyole Contemplates The Swallows (The Swallows Invade The Gargyole's Soul) 6/30/2007
349. Some Kind Of Wonderful 6/30/2007
350. Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside! 6/30/2007
351. Kids! Stuff! 6/30/2007
352. Good Old Days 6/30/2007
353. My Heart Takes Flight! 6/30/2007
354. New Horizon 7/2/2007
355. Death Takes The Piss 7/5/2007
356. Hit Me Baby...! 7/5/2007
357. False! 7/5/2007
358. The Dream’s Dream 3/20/2011
359. The Flowering (For Res...That Other Great Lover Of Trees...The Flying Squirrel Himself!) 3/20/2011
360. Tanka 1 3/20/2011
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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Overflowing

The tin bath
that splashed with laughter

before many a Friday fire
as the stove roared

& brothers & sisters
became miraculously cleaned
of dirt...woes or worries

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