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 

9 thoughts on “BURNING BEAUTY

    1. deuxiemepeau

      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. Ms. Liz

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

    1. deuxiemepeau

      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. Ms. Liz

        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. merrildsmith

    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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