And slowly the bud unfolded,
new life in bloom
as the leaves trembled
like clapping hands
while the heavens hushed.

And slowly the bud unfolded,
a spring in song,
the frost now falling
like melting tears
on her gentle face.

And slowly the bud unfolded,
as he had said,
as he had promised
when life was long
and time eternal.

And slowly the bud unfolded,
life flowing in,
the day now brighter,
air now fresher,
her loss now lighter.

And slowly the bud unfolded,
and in the breeze
she heard him whisper;
“You’ll smile again
when the buds will bloom.”

And slowly the bud unfolded,
a song in spring,
as he had promised,
a love to last,
their touch eternal.
And slowly the blood unfolded
and silence took his place…

Until slowly the bud unfolded
and in its beauty she saw his face.


All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Listen to the audio recording on Soundcloud:

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

5 thoughts on “IN HIS PLACE

  1. Sighs…such Beauty hidden in the deep sadness. This is perfection. ❤ ❤ ❤

      1. You are too kind Damien. You already had me sighing deeply at the Magnolias, then you blew me away with your words. Happiness. Be well this day. Xx

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