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Box Of Sky(For Lyn)
(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)

Box Of Sky(For Lyn)

Poem By Dónall Dempsey

New toy!

(forgotten now) .

The box it came in
filled with snow

in an early evening
backyard

offers now
a different delight

to his mind
this the most wonderful

present
of all

a box
of snow

as if a sky
grown heavy

had shed
itself

to be collected
in a battered box

a box
of sky

heavy and white and cold.

* * * * * * *

ENCOUNTER

This island
of leaf

floating downstream
this…way…that

captained by
some unknown insect

who stands
steadfast

unperturbed
by the waves

swamping his little craft

as I stand in his way
unexpected…giant like

who as I reach
to rescue him

flies off
with an annoyed buzz

for a second
(real close)

we see
eye to eye

then he’s gone
lost in a vast sky

I blinded by the blue
no longer able to see

it
in
it’s
immensity

see only sunlight
walking on water.

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Comments (3)

Oh, what gifts you give me...a box of snow and a box of sky...my cup flows over! Your gifts of words for me are beyond perfect, real treasures, just like a box of snow...something to be savored! Thank you, Love, for such a marvelous gift!
Stunning poem Donall, seems we all want to steal the sky today! ! I love both of these poems. The second is gorgeous, felt like I was there watching you! HG: -) xx
A very unique piece of poetry and amazing structure.


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