FALLEN FROM FABLE, day 13 of A Month with Yeats

 

It’s day 13 of Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats and today’s inspiring quote is from ‘The Hosting of the Sidhe’ by W.B. Yeats: ‘Away, come away: empty your heart of its mortal dream.

My poem today is called: FALLEN FROM FABLE

 

When this mortal coil uncurls

is it a fall into a feathered freedom

we fly, away from the cry and the critic

of this shell of an earth, this hell

on earth, do we really need to reiterate

the ferocious fable of that inferno below?

It’s here, burning through the seeds

we failed to sew and we are both

the basis of its bloodbath and

the ashes of its aftermath.

 

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

Jane’s blog is: https://janedougherty.wordpress.com/2017/11/13/a-month-with-yeats-day-thirteen/

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6 thoughts on “FALLEN FROM FABLE, day 13 of A Month with Yeats

  1. merrildsmith

    Powerful, Damien. I especially like: “and we are both

    the basis of its bloodbath and

    the ashes of its aftermath.”

    (And coincidentally, I’m reading a novel that takes place around the Great Fire in London, and all the section titles have the word “ashes.”) 🙂

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