Thursday, August 4, 2011

By The Wave Washed Shore by Donall Dempsey

A mosquito

plays violin

beside my left now

my right ear

as if he were a virtuoso


An insect Paganini!

An enormous bumblebee

in a stripped Rugby jersey

sticks out of a flower

(a bum in a scrum) .

A butterfly walks all over

the words I have just scribbled

tasting them with her feet

& suitably unimpressed

flutters yellowy off!

A ladybird crawls all over

the landscape of my knee

before she too takes to the air

with a gentle whirrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! !

Leaving me here alone

this lonely summer evening.


Liz said...

Beautiful image. I love the poem too.

Happy sky watching!

Liz @ A Simple Life

Sylvia K said...

Superb capture and beautiful words to match! Happy SWF! Have a lovely weekend!


Pearl Maple said...

fun words for a summer evening and really cool photo what a great find

Tania said...

Lovely and so artistic!

Judy said...

What a stunning piece of driftwood! And the poem is so whimsical!

Steffi said...

Just beautiful!Have a nice weekend!

Eaglesbrother said...

Great Capture

Leckeres für Mensch und Katze - Goodies for a pleasant life said...

Great photo! :)

Kel said...

love love love your poetry
paganini mossies
and bee bums
they are strong images which will remain in my mind :)

Reader Wil said...

Great words, and apart from the mosquito I like all the other insects! Have a great weekend!

Laura said...

Beautiful ♥

Kaori said...

The photo is stunning. And man are you surrounded :-)

Cafe Pasadena said...

Your lyrics & foto dance together!

Mary Howell Cromer said...


Anonymous said...

Wonderful poem and shot!

Joyful said...

beautifully composed.

Andrea said...

I like that photo, and now when a mosquito lingers around my ears, i change perspective by thinking it is playing a Paganini in my ear. Wow. I just hope it is not a dengue mosquito, which lingers by day.

abeachcottage said...

Great pics of the driftwood and lovely poem too

Melusine said...

Great picture,
and the poem is beautiful :)