Dónall Dempsey

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

'Tiny Clinging Curls(For Lyn) - Poem by Dónall Dempsey

I remember you
looking almost

Audrey Hepburnish.

My big sister
& oh...that smile!

Touching my world
with the wonder of her


We are Christmasing
the place

living in the candle's

nothing but love

in almost slow motion.

The holly bites
your little finger.

I suck
the dropp of blood

that grows
& grows

until it is
kissed better.

You laugh:
'Ah...my little saviour! '

sighed with an almost
mock Victorian swoon.

Tiny curls

to the nape of her

like the tinest
of tiny seahorses.

We swimn
in the sea

of our laughter.

The next Christmas
you were dead

lost to this

leaving me

to mourn

I...unable to
save you.

Now...all these years

(years you never knew)

the holly
bites my little finger

& I suck it

tasting through
my tears

the sweet tang
of your blood

so alive
in my mouth.

Comments about 'Tiny Clinging Curls(For Lyn) by Dónall Dempsey

  • (11/6/2008 10:49:00 AM)

    Aw... Donall, you brought a tear to my eye. Your poems are always so damn emotional and I love you for it. This is a wondrous testiment to your little sis. I love the holly bites. HG: -) xx (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 6, 2008

Poem Edited: Friday, January 9, 2009

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