Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Oh Flower Falling From

oh flower falling from
a distant tree-
is it with you

I should hide
this distress

having passed through
somewhat bitter kingdoms
barely squeezing by

and the half-rests in
the music are


the first page of
this new translucent

when I cast
my net in sweeter
finding it so difficult to let go

will you be floating
near to show me

flower falling, just now,
from a distant tree-

mary angela douglas 17 march 2006