Dónall Dempsey

Veteran Poet - 1,546 Points (15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Fields Of Joy - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I see you
coming through these fields of joy
through the blaze of wheat
lost in
this shimmering heat
with & without

now a scarlet dress
now nothing but a flame
in the distance
my heart
flaming with desire
at the thought of the touch of your hand
the ordinary everyday miracle of your smile
transforming itself into the mystery of your kiss

I see you
coming through
my fields of joy
a red flame
disguising itself
as a woman
shimmering through wheat
my heart lost
in this haze of heat
my voice
the distance

closes down
the distance

longing for

the nearness
of your nearness

my words
set free to the sky

into the shape

that birds would make
if they could write:

“I love you! ”

across this blue



at my voice

Comments about Fields Of Joy by Dónall Dempsey

  • (10/15/2007 9:25:00 AM)

    This flies into a beautiful shape, lovely alana (Report)Reply

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  • (10/9/2007 9:41:00 AM)

    I adore all the imagery here especially the end image of her waving at your voice.Such lovely control of the imagery as it unfurls so gracefully. Beautiful stuff!

    love Dee Dee

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 12, 2011

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