Dónall Dempsey

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

The Height Of Sophistication - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

Dressed only in long
elegant gloves
shiny shiny stilettos
& a little black pill-box hat
with spotted veil

(all my pleas to “Please...hurry! ”
“Get yer skates on...get yer skirt on! ”)
All to no avail...falling on deaf ears.

You hover about
in this constant
state of undress
deciding now to do
the hovering

(Why!)
Or some other tidying up!
I could cry...& do!
And you forgetting when the doorbell rings
(how you are attired)

until I cautiously suggest
you put on...your dress?
& you do a double-take:
“Oh...yes! ”
And then we step out
we two

to ballet or play or what we will!
I still seeing you
as you were
before you became the height
... of sophistication.


Comments about The Height Of Sophistication by Dónall Dempsey

  • (11/2/2007 3:06:00 PM)


    I love the picture of her in her hat and shoes and gloves...sans dress! and how funny to forget...the dress! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 21, 2011


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