Dónall Dempsey

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

Invisible Blue Plaques(For Janice) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Someone or other
lived & died here.

Some other someone
wrote their most

famous work
there.

Every so often
a blue plaque informs us

as we journey
through town

(rain falling down)

of Blah Blah
who blah’d & blah’d here

or was
blah’d there

... who cares?

In my mind
I erect invisible
blue plaques

to commemorate
us.

Here: we kissed
(did we not?)
...a mere minute ago.

Here: we turned
& laughed

on the corner of this everyday
road.

Here: we laughed
& hugged

on a pedestrian crossing

(a pedestrian
crossing)

whistling at our
ardour

a taxi honking
at our armour.

All over London
our invisible
blue plaques

commemorate
us

&
that

we once
passed this way

so deeply
in love.


Comments about Invisible Blue Plaques(For Janice) by Dónall Dempsey

  • (10/30/2008 5:56:00 AM)

    London is paved with our blue plaques instead of gold - and they are worth more, too. Love x Jan (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, January 8, 2009


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