LIQUID RHYTHM

  Need is hard (to give in to that craving for connection) ‘Not yet,’ I said (to Time, teasing along twitching ties), ‘Drink me not, dark angel’ (we are light still and far from brewed). Joy is a dance of liquid rhythm (lithe are we, fluid forms falling into arms not always favouring hold), hearts […]

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DIFFERENCES

  Nature is not alike; red reigns over green, browns bend to blend and lilac leans, perfect petals poised over tiny tufts, trembling, buds unfold from stretching stars. Nature is not alike. Humanity could be harmonious if we delighted in our differences with dignity. Nature is not alike. Why should we be?     All […]

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ANOTHER EXODUS

  I am 44 today. I found this poem I wrote when I was about 17…   Another Exodus Being born we die from the life before we lived, that existence within our maker but time transcends and towards the light we fall, swept along with an ignorance of the future and a tire of […]

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AGEING FRUIT IN THE HOT SUN

  Beat and blow and bare away, let not blood rip beauty black. We watch, we want. “I want hot peaches, honey,” you said. “No music for me, no sun”   All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly This is a repost as I am busy baking birthday cakes for myself and co workers

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WORDLESS WEDNESDAY, JARDIN DES SERRES, PARIS

  All photographs by Damien B. Donnelly A lot of photographs, I know, I did edit, I promise, I took over 250 photos in about an hour while skipping like a 4 year-old around the place that was practically empty. I think this might be the city’s best kept secret and ‘how dare you’ Roland […]

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NORTH OF THE NOISE

  And so I come north where the air cuts colder, where daylight is a breath that barely bays, night a blanket bound to days. I am not here to stay but on a sway through ticking time, to see what rests where the light is less, where day finds end before being truly bent, […]

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WHILE YOU WERE DREAMING

    And as you dove through distant dreams just beside me, you left to my centre, I woke to the night sky splitting above me, the stars were burning, bleeding through the darkness as the heavens opened, their gates no longer golden as the rooks took flight, soaring into my fright here in this […]

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SUNKEN SHIPS AT SEA

  And down fell the sun and drowned within the sea and rough raged the wreckage as the sailors tried to flee. And down fell the sun as a storm claimed the skies and water stole the rafters and silence crushed the cries. And down fell the sun as the sirens swam to shore and […]

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IF ONLY

  We are land birds, bound birds, we have made homes in twisted trees growing hallow, growing hard. We are land birds, ground birds, we have been deluded by illusions growing careless, growing cold. We are land birds, drowned birds, in a dying desert growing doubtful, going dry. If only we had been sea birds, […]

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EXPLORING IRELAND, GALWAY GLORY

Sessions in the city on Shop Street Description of Galway found in the Galway City Museum Galway Cathedral seen from the Salmon Weir Bridge The River Corrib The Spanish Arch built in 1584 as part of a bastion. It has no relationship to the Spanish! Graduation sculpture in NUI Gaillimh (National University of Ireland, Galway) […]

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