• The Organic Poet

Extensive Cycles of Fires in Forests @deuxiemepeau

Topic - Nature


Wild fires in forests we cannot control. We are not in control.

Ashes become atoms of new beginnings. We burn ourselves,

shirts, skins, souls. Ashes to ashes. We are not in control.


We start over. Wild fires leave bare fields. New roots.

The earth is round. The serpent is not the sinner,

swallows its tail not to eat itself but to begin again; to evolve,

though we are not in control.


Inhale, exhale, inhale, exhale, understand cycle and repeat

between the flames we cannot control. We are wild fires,

kindling caught between spark and smother.


Wild fires in forests we cannot control. Sometimes conflagration

comes to cleanse. Wild fire in forests we cannot control.


Poet's biography


Name: Damien B. Donnelly


Place of residence: Dublin, Ireland


Your favourite quote: 'I'm frightened by the devil and I'm drawn to those ones that ain't afraid', Joni Mitchell from A Case of You


Your one wish for the world: A better understanding of how beautiful it is to be unique.


Where can we find out more about you (Website link):


Twitter @deuxiemepeau

Tiktok @eatthestorms

Blog http://www.deuxiemepeaupoetry.com

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/damiboy/?hl=en

Podcast https://open.spotify.com/show/0mOECCAcx0kMXg25S0aywi

Eat The Storms https://eatthestorms.com/


YouTube https://www.youtube.com/user/deuxiemepeau/videos


A small bio about you:


Damien B. Donnelly returned to Ireland in 2019 after 23 years exploring the lights and shadows of Paris, London and Amsterdam. He began writing as a child, mostly poetry questioning identity, fragility, sexuality and connection to what was around him and all that he wanted to reach out to. He dreamed of becoming a fashion designer but was never far form a pen and notebook.


His interests now revolve around falling over (and over) and learning how to get up again while making delicious cakes (carrot cake supreme). He is finishing his first fictional novel and dreams of opening a writer’s retreat one Covid-free day on the West Coast of Ireland.

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