AT ODDS, AT THE TABLE

Day 3: National Poetry Writing Month #NaPoWriMo

Always
that fine line
between
what slots
together and what
slips in between,
those black spots
of doubt that cannot
be fully folded out
like linen that lingered
too long
before being laid,
like chopsticks
that fight for form
between fingers foreign,
like this morning,
in the park,
the birds you breaded
and tonight,
on your plate,
the duck, now shredded.

All Words and Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

CHINA IN PICTURES; SHANGHAI STORIES

Last week I was in Shanghai for work and met jet lag straight on, here are some of the pictures from that week, including 6am walks through the city while it was waking and I was searching for sleep…

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The mountains of the clouds

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The customary gas mask in your room for emergencies, wrapped in a velvet pouch 

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Waiting to something to clean

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The new climbing over the old

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Morning rituals

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Nanjing Road

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Dali time

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Start of the morning commute

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new mode of transport 

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Japanese dining

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Concept store Corso Como

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Passion Fruit Cocktail in the Coconut Paradise Restaurant 

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new buildings and old ways

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The People’s Square

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Red Queue and phone box

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Market streets

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Smoke and Flowers in the floor

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Funky food plates and twisting cutlery 

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Da Dong restaurant and our own Duck being sliced

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The Dragon’s Breath stealing the view on the Bund

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The year of the rain

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Old Town umbrellas 

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City God Temple of Shanghai

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And ending with a little consideration for the bottom…

All Photographs by Damien B. Donnelly