THIS HISTORY OF A HOME

  I live now in various shadows and only a few whose forms I’d distinguish. By a round tower on a little hill at the far end of a short road I can read the names of the first ones who named this place as a home, I’ve no faces for these folk who wereContinue reading “THIS HISTORY OF A HOME”

THE SHADOW OF LIGHT

  Light is changeable. Can be changed. Exchanged. We cut down stress in the back garden of our woes, in the back garden so neighbours cannot see our fears spread out across the lawn. We stew it out in solitude so we can shine later after the dust has found its antidote, after the touchContinue reading “THE SHADOW OF LIGHT”

BOOKENDS, SEASONAL STREET SCENES ON A SATURDAY IN PARIS

All photographs by Damien B Donnelly The final photograph is me, today, back at Alesia, the 14th arrondissement of Paris where I first lived over 4 years ago when I came back to live in Paris for the second time. Today I was back here for lunch today with Mary, my dear Irish friend, whoContinue reading “BOOKENDS, SEASONAL STREET SCENES ON A SATURDAY IN PARIS”

BOOKENDS; EVEN IN THE FINAL FALL THERE CAN STILL BE A SPARKLE

  I sit in between streets, in between ageing and learning, learning to forget and trying to remember, eating time before it’s cleared away as people pass, some looking and leaning, some desiring to linger, longer, not knowing I’m soon to be going, not noting I’ve been removed from the menu, replaced in his cityContinue reading “BOOKENDS; EVEN IN THE FINAL FALL THERE CAN STILL BE A SPARKLE”

BOOKENDS; A CITE OR A SHADOW

  A city and a shadow, a choice; to stay or leave, to concede and crown myself as conquered and then be crushed or to continue on as committed commuter, to be complacent or constantly curious for more light so as to comprehend the darkness, to break down the barrier between all there is toContinue reading “BOOKENDS; A CITE OR A SHADOW”

BOOKENDS; A SHADE CAUGHT IN THE SHADOW

  I walk in circles now, following paths forward that crossover roads I once considered. Time trips onward but no longer is the line straight, no longer a captive of direct. This light is lit now like a last lap, here, in this place once prized, once positioned next to pride on platforms now tooContinue reading “BOOKENDS; A SHADE CAUGHT IN THE SHADOW”

BOOKENDS; THESE ARE NOT MY SHADOWS

  You cannot go back, to return does not mean to rerun, I recognise these streets, I can recall a certain laugh, a twisted lie, an open door, but my footprints have changed. I cannot find the same sunflower I drew when I was younger than this youth I now cling to and so manyContinue reading “BOOKENDS; THESE ARE NOT MY SHADOWS”

BOOKENDS; TO BE ABLE TO PERCEIVE THE SUGGESTION OF EVENTUAL ADAPTION

  Even on wrong turns, detours; damp and derailed, along red lines I knew would rattle, sojourns into subterranean thoughts of finding forever in a place that only held a past there was still a steady stream of perception, a suggestion of adaption worn into walls that never would. The tunnels were only ever toContinue reading “BOOKENDS; TO BE ABLE TO PERCEIVE THE SUGGESTION OF EVENTUAL ADAPTION”

BOOKENDS, coming soon

    Coming in November… Bookends A month of goodbyes Spending my final full month in Paris looking back in order to move on. Each day will be a new or revised poem and, of course, some photographs of this city that I’ve been connected to since I was 22 and will soon leave atContinue reading “BOOKENDS, coming soon”

Paul Stephenson

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