In the shadow of all its history,

in the sorrow behind its sparkle,

I sprinkle fairy lights on the drying roots

of this dying tree.


At the summit of all its beauty,

from the forest freshy felled,

I place a blood red rose on this tree

cut down from hope.


All words and photographs by damien B. Donnelly

9 thoughts on “CHRISTMAS COVER UP

      1. Paula Antonello Moore

        🌟I’m sorry, Dami. I know this probably isn’t the forum for private chatter. But I do pray things get better fir you, whatever it is. I love the photo by the way. Gorgeous apartment. Thinking of you this holiday season πŸŽ„

      2. deuxiemepeau

        Thanks my dearest! It will indeed get better! I still put up the tree so it’s not that bad. Take care and have a wonderful Christmas πŸŽ„ πŸ€—

  1. Maribeth Batcho

    Things are more intense this time of year. I like the feel of the piece, as it contrasts with the beauty of the tree.
    This year, the first time in 5 years, we stayed home for Christmas so we put up a tree. It’s a very beautiful tree and I’m glad we put it up, but it holds no memories. Can’t do that yet.
    Best wishes, Damian!

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Well at least next year there will be the memory of this year and it’s beautiful tree! I hope Christmas was warm and comforting. Best wishes

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