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

      • 🌟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 🎄

      • 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 🎄 🤗

  1. 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!

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