by Neil Donnelly

“Let us leave pretty women to men without Imagination” – Marcel Proust

a tree, a sunset, sunrise;

baby’s gurgle, a goalkeeper’s diving

penalty save, a waterfall, singing blackbird on

a chimney top, a young woman’s walk, and


dandelions disappearing

on the evening lawn, then following

morning, resurrecting their yellow

tooted leaves towards bloom.

Neil Donnelly

Neil Donnelly is the author of the poetry collections Tullamore Train and Sister Caravaggio as well as the author of several plays produced at the Abbey Theatre in Dublin.