Thursday, July 13, 2006

I Dreamed I Saw the Libraries Of Heaven

"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle."*


I dreamed I saw the libraries of Heaven
and many books were there
that never saw the light of day on


and there were no sentinels at the door:
and in the air, something like flowers
and when you turned the page,

fresh meadows, endless hues-

and in a corner resplendent with light
and no newspapers-
you were reading by heart
and could not die-

mary angela douglas 13 may 2005
copyright 2006

*"and we walked out once more beneath the stars."
from Dante's Inferno, Canto 34 (when the poets emerge from hell)