UNDER PARIS, day 29 of A Month with Yeats

 

Day 29 of Jane Dougherty’s A Month with Yeats and today’s quote is from ‘No Second Troy’

‘Why, what could she have done, being what she is? Was there another Troy for her to burn?’—W.B. Yeats

Jane’s blog is: https://janedougherty.wordpress.com

My poem is called: UNDER PARIS

 

Caught

is the consciousness

in this constant climb

in this city of constrictions

and its current that constricts

and I can’t catch a breath.

 

And the barricades have broken.

 

Baffled

by the beat

my feet can’t follow

and so I am swallowed

sinking in this city of stone swamps

and its concrete that compresses

and I can’t get a grip.

 

And the barricades have fallen.

 

Stoned

is the spirit

of a soul now struggling

through these streets of revolutions

and its suburbs of no solutions

and not a single resolution.

 

And the barricades are weighing.

 

Turmoil

was her Troy

as this place is my poison

burning through this body of burdens

wondering if it was seduction or abduction

that imprisoned us both under Paris.

 

Are we to be buried

beneath this barricade?

 

All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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17 thoughts on “UNDER PARIS, day 29 of A Month with Yeats

      1. deuxiemepeau

        Well once the solicitor finds my displaced inheritance a holiday is at the top of the list, believe me! A long one! Alone!

      2. deuxiemepeau

        Well that was the hope but that hope is currently ‘missing in action’! So months of no internet, no tv, a courier company who stole my mobile phone, a solicitor in Ireland transferring a big amount of my money into someone else’s account due to some email fraud in their office and now the police are trying to solve it and until then I get nothing and then a burglary and a partner whose gone silent!!! I’m not sure what to deal with when! Thankfully the year is almost over!

      3. Jane Dougherty

        What a catalogue of disasters! I didn’t realise it was that bad. Is it the gardai that are onto the fraud? Where does your partner live? I assume it’s not in Paris. Poor you. I’m not surprised you can’t wait for 2017 to be over.

      4. deuxiemepeau

        The gardai are on it but from the solicitors side so I get no input or real info just told to wait! My partner does live in Paris, not far away at all, but seems to be staying away currently! No idea what’s the deal there!
        It will all be okay soon 🤞 🤗🤗

  1. merrildsmith

    Oh gosh, Damien. I didn’t know you were facing such a litany of horrible disasters. I hope your Teddy is still there! Wow, and you’ve been ghosted, too? Who would do that? He’s a jerk–unless he’s trying to reach you on your stolen phone or through your nonexistent Internet service. In any case, hugs!
    On the plus side–good poem, and I like how you connect Helen’s Paris and yours. 🙂

    1. deuxiemepeau

      Thanks Merril. Appreciate the hugs. Actually it was the solicitor in Ireland who was ghosted, seemingly! I have enough ghosts but Sebastian, my teddy, is right beside me and gives good hugs! ☺️🤗🤗😘

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