Wednesday, April 24, 2013

A Poem by Damien Healy

First encounters

Earthen ware chimes silently ringing.
Fallen nectar drapes the carpeting moss.
Dragonflies hovering on a brook.
Rekindle the glow of previous nights.
While snug in her bosom warmth from within.
A kaleidoscope of diamond horsehair.
A rustling beneath the hollow heart.
If ever a sight beheld a loft.
Neither the twain cross bridges of doubt.
To rest in the limbs of one so delirious.
And reach for eternity when one says “I do”.

Damien Healy was born in Dublin, Ireland but has been living in Osaka, Japan for the past 20 years. He holds an MA in Applied Linguistics and teaches English language at a Japanese university. He has written three textbooks for Japanese university students and has published several papers on language teaching. He has recently found the time and energy to start writing poetry again. He has had poems published in "The Weekenders" and "Ofipress".

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