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

Each To The Other Are - To My Love On A Not Sunny Day

LADY frown not
at this absence

of the sun

that hath so far
shone down

on everything
we done.

For we are all
the sun we need.

See! I shine on you!
You...you shine on me!

Nay...weep not this
mere absence

of sun

for we
a star

each to
the other are

& all of summer
& all its glorious loving

ripens succulently
like a glistening berry

in who
we each to the other


The merest kiss
...a star!


Our first love was made glorious by this sun of York and now our first tentative meeting after that threatens not to be a sunny day!

Alas! But what care I!

I doth love thee
whatever the weather

if thou but
shine on me




by Dónall Dempsey

Comments (2)

Reminds me of the famour Artic Monkeys song- Mardy Bum...if you have heard it. One of my favorites. Your poem is so ripe with the same kind of cuteness.: -)
bloody hell donall - what happened in stratford? its all pretty 'road to damascus' stuff this man!