poet Dónall Dempsey

Dónall Dempsey

' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Over You

A bust
of Beethoven

has fallen

in love with
a tiny statuette

of the Venus
De Milo

who has also
lost her head.

Beethoven with his
shattered hair

admires what is there
of her body

with his left arm

snapped off
comes between them

keeping them apart.

is harsh.

I pass & leave them
to their broken hearts.

Buy an egg

made of brass

from a man
who looks like

a monkey
even more

than a monkey

I turn the sands
of time

upside down
& then again

upside down

and with much fuss
catch the packed bus

in the non-stop

Home again
I boil an egg

that is neither
hard nor soft

hum Tchaikovsky
as I chew burnt toast

and cry

over you.

Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 6, 2009
Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 29, 2009

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Comments about ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' Over You by Dónall Dempsey

  • Onelia Avelar (12/28/2009 2:16:00 PM)

    ... is quite surrealistic with all the refferences like the statue of Venus De Milo, the ubiquitous eggs of senor Dali... :) well done senor Dempsey

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  • Ruth Walters (12/6/2009 9:27:00 AM)

    Oh Donall this is such a tender poem.....Ruthie sniff, sniff, blow..............
    : o))

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