Dónall Dempsey

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

' ' ' 'Talking In Ripples(For Helen) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

In the park
we surround our pond

as if the numbers
had escaped the clock

and run off
to be whatever they

wanted to be.

You were only
3

standing with a stick
at 12 o' clock.

I formerly 3
now 6 o'c clock.

You shout
& hit the water

just as I hit it
with my stick.

We watched silently
as the ripples race

to each
other talk

embrace
& finally fall

silent.

Us talking
in ripples

'til the light
falls

and we can't see
what we are saying.


Comments about ' ' ' 'Talking In Ripples(For Helen) by Dónall Dempsey

  • (7/27/2009 1:12:00 PM)

    A novel concept from a very 'different but original going on unique' poet.
    Sid.
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  • (7/22/2009 4:35:00 PM)

    Donall, you write the most beautiful poetry. Not sure if this is for me or another H but whatever I shall say it is just peachy (gosh where did that come from?) Have I turned American? ? ? anyway, I just love love love the final lines, most beautiful, have often wanted to put those ripples into a poem myself but nothing ever quite made the grade. Yours does. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Poem Edited: Monday, August 31, 2009


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