Dónall Dempsey

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

Learning To Fly(For Dearest Darling Angie) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Some old
Chinese guy

wrote that
a poet

“Only suffers
writing poems...”

“...better...”
(he observed)

“...to spend your time
learning to fly.”

And so

“...concentrating
the sea of Heaven

in the inch space
of the heart...”

I fly.

I fly!

· * *
·
(Apologies to Meng Chiao & Wang Ch’ang Ling)

For Angie ‘cos she can
soar above everything and everyone.

And oh... she’s such a sweetheart.


Comments about Learning To Fly(For Dearest Darling Angie) by Dónall Dempsey

  • (2/7/2008 8:33:00 AM)

    I love that description of poetry...and that's just what Angie does and does so well.

    “...concentrating
    the sea of Heaven

    in the inch space
    of the heart...”

    Queen Angie...long may she reign! She flies....she flies!
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  • (2/6/2008 12:56:00 PM)

    I am in complete agreement on three things: (1) the pain of writing at times, (2) the joy and beauty and FREEDOM of flight, and, best of all, (3) Angie is one super gal! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 21, 2008


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