Dónall Dempsey

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

The Lovers Make Their Way Home - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

And the air
solidified around us

encased us as if we were
specimens

wrapped up in the cotton wool
of this dense fog.

We stood still
& let the night examine us.

You could see
the darkness thinking:

“Well, what have we got here? ”

“Humans? Your typical lovers! ”

“You can see how they are
joined at the heart

share the same mind

& see
(no...don’t touch it!)

...the same soul! ”

The darkness speaking knowingly
like a surgeon to his students.

The fog
released us

& we continued on
leaving this examination behind us.

Your hair flailing
the night air

stars stuck in branches

frightened

us searching for
A tiny window
that glowed with human warmth

our candle
frail & fragile

like an old ghost

looking out the window
for us

the dog recognizing our feet
hysterically greeting us

we the lovers
elated

having found
our way
home.


Comments about The Lovers Make Their Way Home by Dónall Dempsey

  • (10/29/2007 8:38:00 AM)

    excellence donall! loadsa beautiful lines. great story! (Report)Reply

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  • (10/28/2007 10:10:00 AM)

    You sure do come with some of the most unique ways of exploring a love poem! An examination by the darkness whilst stranded in a fog...I don't know where you get them from! I love the whole atmospherics and how that ordinary walk is transformed into this beautiful poem. Only you I think could see it like that and now that you have wrote it and I have read...I now see it like that! You have a way of stretching my vision and compelling me to see as you see! Wonderfull!

    love GinaXXX
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, October 28, 2007

Poem Edited: Wednesday, April 20, 2011


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