TO COME CURIOUS

  We take slow steps into the sweet water, watch the current caress the dark rock, the volcanic roar no longer rupturing, its rage now rocked to slumber by this single shore. I lose my shirt to time’s tide and this shimmering sand, I lift it up and feel the weight that washed over it […]

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THE CARETAKER

  High on a hilltop you rise above your age and you offer your wisdom of the ancients (hush, I say, to hear the humble) to ears new to these old whispers that are now as woven to the earth as the tress rooted below it, as you are driven now to plod along this […]

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HUMBLE AT THE HEART

Humble at the heart of this landscape, this dreamscape I’m training through, I’m taken by its blossoming breast; forests firing up like volcanos that have shun their rest, luscious leaves of lava sweep through cities, for man has no control over the mountain just as nature has no defence against the molten flame, as fiery […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, ANDONG, PART 2

The holiday memories continue. Second stop Andong…. Andong City centre ET in Andong How to figure out what the restaurant has to offer, Cow this time 30 limit, 30 degrees and sunset in Andong The UNESCO world Heritage 600 year old Hahoe Folk Village with 232 inhabitants Rice Fields in Hahoe Folk Village Hahoe Folk […]

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SCENES FROM SOUTH KOREA, SEOUL, PART 1

  Looking back at the last 18 days of holiday. And so the journey begins, Seoul, South Korea…  The Dongaemum Design Plaza The Dongaemum Design Plaza The Dongaemum Design Plaza Pink character in the The Dongaemum Design Center   1st night of arrival, we ask a taxi to bring us to the centre of Gangnam and […]

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THE BURDEN OF BEAUTY

  I walk under the bloom As branches bend with beauty, Not all perfection is weightless, Even the blossom must bare its Burden upon a branch All words and photographs by Damien B. Donnelly

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HALIBUN, BREATHTAKING

Round runs the route over rolling rocks to mouths of baying blue where sand is seduced by the suckle of the sun soaked shore as diamonds dart above the depths. Cut is the coast into rugged regal, beauty the more buoyant when more is taken and the frailty unfolds. By this bay of breathtaking, this […]

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