Dónall Dempsey

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

Listening To What's...Not There! - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I always listened to
the dud notes

the mute notes that went
doh instead of do

as the music stumbled
but recovered just in

time to be
embarrassed with

the piano going all shy
at having let out

a no noise note.

I watched fascinated
as the key was depressed

and an awkward silence
tried to catch up with

the rest of its
brother notes.

Soon they were
the only notes

I listened to
as I

strung them
together in my mind

a musical necklace
of a silence

like snow

as the dark caught up
with the light

and turned it
into the night

before Christmas


Topic(s) of this poem: music

Form: Free Verse

Comments about Listening To What's...Not There! by Dónall Dempsey

  • (9/1/2015 8:39:00 AM)

    This is a well written poem with wonderful imagery. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (8/31/2015 6:48:00 PM)

    Music stumbled but recovered just in wonderful imagery drawn here. Very wise sharing really. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 31, 2015

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