BURNING BEAUTY

 

I lay me down neath the constellation
as soul seeks shade from observation,
this sky full of stars my sweet salvation
though tumbling towards obliteration;
how beauty blazes before cremation.

 

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

This is a repost. Photograph is Chagall ceiling at Opera Garnier, Paris 

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

9 thoughts on “BURNING BEAUTY

    1. Ah, thank you Jane. Of course it was your poetry prompt that originally brought this poem to life so I think he’d be pleased with you too 🙏

  1. The Chagall ceiling is new to me.. it’s wonderful and the photograph beautifully taken. Feeling awestruck, and the verse is amazing. Wow!

    1. Thank you Liz, I rediscovered this little gem today which Jane inspired a few years ago in one of her poetry prompts and it made me smile 😊 hope you’re both having a lovely weekend 🤗

      1. Doing Monday already here and we had beautifully fine weather all weekend thanks, although Nigel had to work y’day – he needed the good weather for the job. Spring has arrived! 🙂

  2. That ceiling is incredible, and your poem is wonderful, too.
    I don’t remember this as a prompt from Jane, but I’m glad you re-discovered it. 🙂

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