TRUTH OR DARE, for Poetry Day Ireland

  It’s Poetry Day Ireland so I am supporting from abroad. This year’s theme is Truth or Dare and this final new poem recalls older days when this Irishman was still a growing boy on the streets of Paris…   Truth or Dare At 22 we locked the bar at 2am and turned empty bottles […]

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GLUTTONY HAS GOT THE GOAT

  There is a goat dancing in the parking lot and this train cannot proceed along its track, interlopers interrupt on intercoms; there are packages of suspicion on the trail up ahead and a goat in a lot dancing round the cars. There is a goat dancing in the parking lot as a woman tells […]

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A WHISPER IN THE FADING LIGHT

  I heard them marching through the streets of Madrid, at midnight, under the first floor moonlight as you sang me songs strung from their souls, men marching a million miles away, a million years away from the momentary memory we were making, your fingers stroking the strings I’d pulled too tight on the guitar […]

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ATTENTION

  We are nothing if not tight twists forever turning to be caught from our best angle. All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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THE GARDEN

The oracle speaks: Go Goddess, chant my wants on your wind; elaborate fluff & lazy diamond dreams, whisper me with delirious honey, drive me to drunk, to drool, I will lick language languid from the beauty of your breast. Sordid is screaming but I hear a sweet symphony has grow upon those smooth skins of […]

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THE KIND OF CREATURES WE ARE 

  Strange are the creatures we are beyond the bones that break and the backs that bare, striving to question our own conception within this creation ever depleting (and yet we all want more). Strange are the creatures we are beyond the fingers that fondle and the footprints that fade, striving to find a love […]

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PERFUMED POISON 

  Coffee and smoke; A perfumed poison, Linger, Devour and drink This thing, This delicious desire; You naked, I need a cup, A kiss, A breath of you, One morning to make an eternity. All words by Damien B. Donnelly Inspired by the poetry magnet oracle.

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