Poems and Poetry

Summer Ablutions | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

Stunned by July in a hammock
he remembers the apricot wife
no longer here
one curler more and the flutter
of leaves in the orchard
the sound of trees
letting go
a downpour of plums
flowing over
the wicker
propped open
below

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One thought on “Summer Ablutions | A Poem by Donal Mahoney

  1. Daniel Klawitter

    Well done Donal. Very evocative. Reminds me a little of William Carlos Williams….and not because of the “downpour of plums”, but the compression of language while packing in so much imagery in the rhythm of the words. Love it.