Dónall Dempsey

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

New Horizon - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

The furze flares
bursts into yellow
on the plains of the Curragh

as we discover
(on playing hide 'n' seek)
the half-naked lovers
asleep in each other's arms

and how the man in all
his horrible hairy nakedness
(God! How he scared us!)
chased us
(cursing a blue streak)

and how the lady
clutching her white underwear
to cover her here... &...there
(that the wind tried to snatch away)

her hair floating upon the sky
sending her laughter
chasing after us

saying: 'Leave 'em Jack... they're only kids! '
Looking back I see
they are only 'kids' themselves

and how we stared
at what we had never seen
or even imagined in our wildest dreams
a man & woman
wearing nothing

but Cheshire Cat grins
the flame of the furze
bursting into its yellowing

our hearts
young and green
running on in
to the next horizon.

Comments about New Horizon by Dónall Dempsey

  • (7/6/2007 2:59:00 PM)

    Young lovers...only surpassed by even younger (lovers?) ones...what a beautiful world you have painted...on the plains of the Curragh! ! (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, July 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, March 18, 2011

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