TO LEARN TO TRUST WITHOUT TURNING

  Time swims out on a tide I wish I could capture forever on a canvas of comfort, I drop my shirt and turn, like Orpheus, and lose hold, sands slide over skin and seaweed slivers snakelike along this shore once so unsure; rough rocks recall all the lava once eliminated. I stand in all […]

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TURNING CARDS

  In tarot I turned over cards like time turns darker days into enlightening nights, fortune found me first in the Fool’s hold; a kiss of ignorance upon freedom’s feet, a deep dive into depths I processed no questions for. In the World I saw the circle close in to caress, a formation of balance […]

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WHITE NIGHT, day 4 of A Month with Yeats

  Day 4 of Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats Challenge and in a day behind but onwards we roll. The quote comes from To some I have talked with by the Fire “…till the morning break and the white hush end all but the loud beat of their long wings, the flash of their […]

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FAITH 

  Falling from above into a concrete sea where tree meets sky salvation is still possible.   All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly 

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TIME ON THE TIDE; PART 7; I PROMISE

  I wrote words before, polished promises I lost hold of at nights by the sea as the waves stripped  all that was fantasy  from all that was reality. I lost words  I’d promised to hold for longer than time would allow but time is not to be toiled with, time takes no prisoners, time is […]

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CAST ALONG

  Lost in a current capricious, a cast of confusion, but the river remembers its route. The water wades into the ocean & the drifting ends. All words and photograph by Damien B. Donnelly Inspired by a Twitter prompt from #WrittenRiver

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A KISS BEFORE THE FALL

  I stood on plains, broad & boisterous, as our ancestors whispered the wisdom fickle fellows have since forgotten and on my cheek, as if the final fall of grace from greed, the kiss of zephyr washed it’s hand of what’s to come. Allowed and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly  Inspired by a Twitter poetry prompt […]

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