Packing boxes… Separating substance From superficial, Measuring All that matters In the memory Against All that clutters In the closet, And France is calling… Attends! Packing boxes… Selling superfluous And saving sentiments, Tittering At trousers Thought to be trendy And fretting At photos Of faces forgotten, And France is calling… Attends! Packing boxes… Putting pressureContinue reading “FRANCE IS CALLING, ATTENDS!”


Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 4, Paris, L’ombre dans l’Eau / Voyages Extraodinaires The Arts et Metiers metro station in Paris was deserted and glowed like the inside of Jules Verne’s Nautilus with its mock porthole windows, copper clad walls and giant cogs peering down from the roof. Winter winds rushed through the tunnels beforeContinue reading “SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 4, PARIS”


Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 3: Famished in Firenze Florence bustled in the early evening light as true Italians took to the streets in their finery, partaking in their nocturnal parade of pride and prowess. It was still early for aperitivo’s but the hunt was already on for the best place in town to sit,Continue reading “SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 3, FLORENCE”


Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 2, L’Ora Blu- The Hour of Blue All was cloaked in sombre shades of azure as dusk gently fell. Henry, 21 and fair haired, wandered through the shadowy slender streets of the ancient city that awoke within him so much of his, as yet, unspent youth and energy. He wasContinue reading “SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 2, VENICE”


Reposting for #PoetryDayIRL Remembering home from afar… And so again I found myself, Of a morning, that morning, On a winding road, once more, Meandering like a stream, Before it opened up to unveil A vast expanse of stillness Where brook and lake entwined, Rugged roads wandered into wilder woods And the light, that satContinue reading “IRELAND, THE EMERALD AND I”


Prose, Scene in Europe, Scene 1, Prague; Crumbled, Cracked and Magnificent. A married couple are standing in line outside Prague’s Neo-Gothic St. Vitus’ Cathedral. It’s an old, cracked, crumbled, reinvented, restored and altogether magnificent building standing in the very heart of what was once Bohemia. In their early 70’s, the husband, Marty to most, inContinue reading “SCENE IN EUROPE, SCENE 1, PRAGUE”

Coming tomorrow… Scene in Europe

Coming tomorrow to  Deuxiemepeau, The first instalment of my series of Prose Vignettes entitled ‘Scene in Europe’ The comments, comedy and commotions of a married couple and a single man making their way through Europe on vacation… Scene 1: Prague; Crumbled, Cracked and Magnificent All photographs and artwork by Damien B. Donnelly

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