Dónall Dempsey

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

Looking At The Dicky Bird! - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I like this
photo of me

in it

there is no
broken arm
broken heart

the blow to the head
that will paralyse me
has yet to be

it is all
before me

& I smile
because I can’t

imagine the future
that will happen
to me


between this
photo & the next
(now lost)

I will fall
Out of myself

& become a me
unknown to me

but meanwhile
I smile

& the dicky bird

Comments about Looking At The Dicky Bird! by Dónall Dempsey

  • (1/17/2008 5:54:00 PM)

    Oh I find this so sad! The image of falling out of a photo(now lost) is brillant and becoming 'a me that is not me' It's just that lost of you...lucky there's still enough of you to go around!

    love Dee Dee

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  • (1/16/2008 2:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful, is this. I love how you bring huge topics into a few short words, and somehow it all unfolds, like a huge quilt of brightly coloured patches. It is sometimes painful, the retrospection involved in looking at ourselves in happier times, but also, a sense of triumph in the lessons learned along the way. Quite enjoyable! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 21, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 11, 2011

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