poet Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey

In Praise Of The Great Unknown (For Helen)

Oh Helen...I try
to explain why

you always
make me smile.

Is it your naked wit
how it parries cuts & thrursts

or your humour
how it bubbles up

bringing things
to the boil

or like the bubble
in a spirit level

looked through
with fascination

when you were small

maintaining the world
at a steady level

....magic...magical.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 11, 2008
Poem Edited: Friday, January 9, 2009

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  • Onelia Avelar (9/11/2008 4:55:00 PM)

    A lovely repartee between two wonderful poets. I see here your reply to Helen's 'Oh master of the romantic pen...
    Ah, my friend, your words of wisdom
    sit nicely in this heart.' Both witty pieces and poets who i like to read a lot.

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  • Scarlett Treat (9/11/2008 4:47:00 PM)

    Full of the joy of life, the 'bubbles' that make us all smile and enjoy life!

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  • Emancipation Planz (9/11/2008 3:18:00 PM)

    Pop.. you have done well Donall... isn't she quirky lovely brilliance! !

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  • Gina Pisapia (9/11/2008 7:38:00 AM)

    Loevly little poem of praise. I love the spirit level image. I too was fascinated by its bubble and would level off clouds and trees and horizons and laughter and thoughts and...anything that existed.

    love GinaXXX

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