Thursday, August 14, 2008

I Kept Your Legend

I kept your legend
in a golden jar
behind the throne of God
even on days I was clearly
too familiar

with the briars emeshing the castle

and an ever-widening distance
rippling too far out....
anyway bright angel standing on the pier

there will be a moment

I will not evade like the ones in old paintings

when the first rose opens overhead
in such a coded sky

when Light streams down like a ladder

where angels ascend and descend
and the unfraught world unfurls-

mary angela douglas 9 august 2008