Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Making Do and Mending--By David J. Kelly--Ireland

Making Do and Mending

Here I am, without you,
on a journey of my own,
held together by the patches
that your loving hands have sewn.
Still bearing the expressions
that you’d frequently repair,
still enjoying the endurance
of those memories of care.

David J. Kelly is an animal ecologist based in Dublin, Ireland. While his day job revolves around science writing, his light poetry and Japanese verse forms (haiku, tanka, haibun and haiga) have been published in a number of journals and anthologies. He aspires to publish a book of poetry one day, when he has enough suitable material. David is a member of The British Haiku Society and Haiku Ireland.


  1. I once held firm to such a lifeline.

    Man, you really hit home with this poem of resolve...

  2. Good rhythm and content. I am sure I would enjoy your haibun and Haiku too. Best wishes Ralph.

  3. I like it, David. I enjoyed reading "Making Do and Mending." It has the right amount of passion and the right amount of rhyme. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!


  4. A loving tribute to your loved one, her memories of care helping your endure. Thank you, David.

  5. Heartfelt poem David. Memories to cherish! Good wishes, Chris~