Reflection. Connection
Make the connection
Water Earth Air
I can be fire
The fire

I walk on water
I dream I walk on water
I see stillness
I dream I walk on the stillness of the water
I hear the silence
I am the silence dreaming of the stillness that walks on the water
I am the reflection
I am the silent reflection of the dream that once walked on the stillness of the water.


All words and photographs by Damien B Donnelly

This is a old post, reposted.

9 thoughts on “CONNECTIONS

  1. Ms. Liz

    We’ve just discussed this poem and Nigel made some reference to your reflection on the water (as in your real physical reflection when you were there). And that really interested me because I confess that I hadn’t thought about that. Were the words for this poem inspired by seeing your own reflection on this body of water? So.. you are fire. I am not fire. I’ve decided I am air. BTW I love this poem! Although you say its an oldie I haven’t read it before – I’ve just put a Like on your 2016 post as well. 2016 was pre me being on WP.

  2. deuxiemepeau

    You guys are good at this! I remember the morning this poem began and it was in Stockholm in the middle of a heavy fog as I traced a narrow path around one of the city’s many islands and at one point I came to a small deserted boardwalk and walked out into the morning, across the wood, over the water, through the fog, to the edge and there I was, my reflection, a little vague, a little foggy of course, perched on the water. All the elements at once, including my red sweaty cheeks adding a little fire to the winter January morning πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

    1. Ms. Liz

      So Nigel was right! How intuitive he was. Dami you’re a wizard with words and I’m the self-appointed apprentice. I intend to post this one on my blog. And I’m going to respond to it too with my own poem. When I chose air, I BECAME the wind. You won’t believe how I’m going to let rip!

      1. deuxiemepeau

        Fantastic! Will read your ripping poem first thing in the morning! I see the blogging block is well and truly over πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»

      2. Ms. Liz

        Ha! And hey, I’m no word wizard like you and this is a monumental work – it won’t be ready for a day or two yet!!

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  4. Ms. Liz

    Do tell me if I share too much. I just read a quote and immediately thought of ‘Connections’; I felt moved to share it with you.. “The great Spanish poet Pablo Neruda once said:
    If we were not so single minded
    about keeping our lives moving,
    And for once could do nothing,
    Perhaps a huge silence
    might interrupt this sadness
    of never understanding ourselves.”
    — from an Anglican Dominican blog-post I was reading

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Not all all, I love our interaction πŸ™ long may it soar πŸ•Š
      And what a stunning piece to share. I really feel this πŸ€—πŸ˜˜

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