TRIMMING THOUGHTS LIKE PURPLE THORNS

  I take this thistle like I take these words, I trim the thorns at times for desire to be softer, sweeter, so lines can be calmer, cleaner. I seek out the heart of the whole, for now, for here, for this moment, for the sentiment of this song that comes for but a season. […]

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Barren Magazine, Issue 3

  Last weekend, I was fortunate enough to be one of the artists featured in the latest issue of Barren Magazine, entitled Birch Black, Bone White, curated by Jason Ramsey, found on Twitter at @barrenmagazine and @JasonDRamsey Website link: https://barrenmagazine.com/ This literary Journal, now in its third issue, is a powerful testament to the talent […]

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Get Voting for the Saboteur Awards

Hello Readers and Writers, We need your help. Voting has opened for 2018’s Saboteur Awards and celebrated Irish Surrealist Poet Kevin Bateman and his beautiful spiritual events in forgotten places where voices dance have been nominated. Please take a moment to click on the link below and nominate him and his writers for these sacred events in beautiful spiritual places that […]

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A DEER BY A DOLMAN IN DUBLIN

– Where you there, all the time, I asked myself, for I have not discovered the powers of hindsight, as our words wove like the wind around the whispers the woods were once witness to? – Where you there all the time, I asked myself, in that soft spot of spirit in the fold of […]

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PLEDGE ON THE PAGE

  I lay loyalty on the lines that curl from curious to consolidate as considered, follies that find their form someplace between the pledge of pen and integrity of ink. All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly From a poetry prompt “Pledge’ on @Microprompt

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Published: Nous sommes Paris, Poetry Anothology

  Just back this weekend from work and joyous jet lag in Shanghai and discovered a real treat when I returned; the proof manuscript for the Paris poetry anthology, entitled #NousSommesParis being published by Eyewear Publishing this November, marking the one-year anniversary of the Paris attacks, which will include my poem Slow Moving Sorrow. Truly […]

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