Dónall Dempsey

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

Fossil - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

A coil of
curly hair

trapped in the soap

it’s redness
startling against the white

I excavate it
careful not to disturb it

leave it
a bed of soap

to lie upon

frame it
(nothing else)

just this in a glass box
label it:

“You at 2 am.! ”

The past of all
two minutes ago”

I foolishly loving
this fossil

of you.


Comments about Fossil by Dónall Dempsey

  • (6/17/2008 1:11:00 PM)


    I like the combination 'foolishing - fossil' here - hair in the soap - almost the like hair in the soup, but you make it seem so lovely (Report) Reply

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  • (6/16/2008 9:38:00 AM)


    I shouldn't be liking this but I do. Why is that? I guess it's because everything you write is dipped in ink from the well of your heart.... HG: -) xx (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 16, 2008

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 28, 2008


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