Dónall Dempsey

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

The Moon Never Sleeps - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

He looks out
his window.

And I look out

Between us
there is
the little matter of a thousand years or so.

We both
look at the moon.

I look back
at his past moon

and he looks forward
into mine.

The loneliness
is the same.

Through the window
of his poem

We both look
at the same moon

Feel the same pain.

The book falls at my feet.
I fall asleep.

He still awake
thousand of years ago.

Comments about The Moon Never Sleeps by Dónall Dempsey

  • (2/10/2008 12:31:00 PM)

    I like this poem very much. A wonderful write (Report)Reply

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  • (2/6/2008 2:18:00 PM)

    Funny, how I think of moonlight being a 'present' thing...but you made me realize that it is the light of a thousand years....just now reaching me...wonderful, wonderful write! (Report)Reply

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  • (2/5/2008 10:59:00 PM)

    Not at all what I expected and most certainly unique; a fine write. Thanks. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Poem Edited: Monday, May 12, 2008

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