Dónall Dempsey

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

Earl Grey Tea - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Her mind
was a Mobeus strip

which every now & then

she offered a sip

like a too rich wine
which offended the palette.

She acted like a
fictional character

in an outrageous
historical novel

her bosoms
almost hypnotising one

into ripping her bodice.

She acted out
her life

as if she was a Colossus

like an Ozimandiuis
before it all went wrong

& some guy called Shelly
happened to come along.

She was an aria
in the opera of her life

but right now

she was just sipping from the daintiest of cups

& laughing hysterically at something I said

(which I hadn’t considered funny)

spraying in my astonished face

a soft mist of hot
Earl Grey tea.

Comments about Earl Grey Tea by Dónall Dempsey

  • (8/1/2015 11:57:00 PM)

    A wonderful poem, - great imagery. I can just see that mist...right now. (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Bernard Snyder (8/1/2015 9:57:00 PM)

    Great write Dempsey! Well penned entirely! (Report) Reply

  • Thesilent Loudness (8/1/2015 12:13:00 PM)

    wonderful, great write (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (8/1/2015 3:58:00 AM)

    '' sipping [..] / & laughing hysterically at something I said / (which I hadn’t considered funny) ''

    an unexpected finale.. well penned, Dónall
    (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A (8/1/2015 2:26:00 AM)

    Hysterical act of a lady is quite well expressed by this poem! (Report) Reply

Read all 5 comments »

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poem Submitted: Friday, April 2, 2010

Poem Edited: Monday, May 2, 2011

[Report Error]