STILL STANDING, day 21 of A Month with Yeats


Day 21 for Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats and today’s quote is: ‘…by water among the trees the delicate-stepping stag and his lady sigh’ —W.B. Yeats

My poem is called STILL STANDING


Stag standing

where the river

still ripples,

where the wind

still whips the waves,

where the trees

still twist and turn.

Stag standing

as his lady

lets slip a sigh.

Stag standing,


all that man

once had at his feet.

Stag still standing,

in silent hommage

to the beauty

man once tried to beat.


All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

3 thoughts on “STILL STANDING, day 21 of A Month with Yeats

  1. memadtwo

    He does seem to be gathering what he sees for safekeeping (since humans seem to have totally abdicated that responsibility…) (K)

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