Poem Hunter
(15/07/56 / Curragh Camp, Co. Kildare, Eire.)


Poem By Dónall Dempsey


This star
was born with you

within your breast

(it is your namesake)
to follow you
through life

and die only with
your own death.

Burn brightly

with the love
you are

made of.

Burn brightly

make love
the only thing

living for.

*Duso....meaning “Love”...but literally “Soul” in Serbian.

In Serbian mythology we are all born with a star that goes with us through life and leaves us with our Death.

For One whose birthday it was...lately...I send belated well wishes.

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Comments (4)

And I wish for Gina also one of the most long lasting 'DUSOs' possible, long life, love and joy. Happy Birthday, Beloved Poet!
I enjoyed your poems in The Tangled Web and am delighted to be able to comment here. This is beautiful. A poem born of love and simply told. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Did i hear the clink of glasses or it was my imagination? I did hear - i can swear - three glasses of wine! Very very touching wonderful poem. I truely envy that b-day celebrating person! !
Happy birthday One! You do indeed burn bright and have a star within you that shines through your words. I like this combining two of my favourite poets. love Dee Dee