Donall Dempsey is awake and dreaming

The Dream's Dream

Garlanded with moonlight
your body dreams

as I, awakened
by the moonlight’s touch

upon my sleeping

gaze with admiration
of this painting

that the moonlight
paints of you.

Behind your eyes
your dreaming

sifts through

until it comes
to this

and you dream
the dream

of you
dressed in nothing but


and I in love
watching you.

*Dónall Dempsey was Ireland's first Poet in Residence in a Secondary School. Subject of two radio programmes and read on TV with John Cooper Clarke and Paul Durcan.. Performs everywhere and anywhere. Believes poetry to be an oral/aural artform.

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