WHISPERS IN SETTLEMENTS

Day 19 National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo

We set our belongings
down in the settings
where others
once settled,
we sit at tables
and share meals
where others
once shared words,
maybe whispers,
maybe secrets,
maybe fears.
Can you see them;
smiling,
eating,
living,
dying
in quiet corners
we haven’t yet cluttered?

We set our hopes
down in places
others once
pondered
as potential.

Listen softly,
lived lives maybe
still listening,
still speaking
the wisdom
they once witnessed
before they became whispers.

We are houses,
we are homes
to those
whose shadows
we have settled
into.

All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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8 thoughts on “WHISPERS IN SETTLEMENTS

  1. Paula Antonello Moore

    I absolutely Adore this one! The idea always in mind that we live in places already lived in, the memories, the history, carrying on a different story. So beautifully captured. Love the photo too! It reveals all I love about European homes.

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