Thursday, January 02, 2014

Beautiful Dress

[to my Grandmother]


it was sewn for valor.

handstitched.
with pearl embroidered


to shine quietly.

not to cause distress.
it swishes like the colours


of roses raindroped furling

under clouds of violet.
before the storms of
yearning,


silent,

perfumed of lilies.
staunchness at the yoke
and a hidden thread of gold


in perfect stitches by the

Unseen runs through this silk of night
illumined by angels in flight
the music he died for.
prove it was a labor of love.


wear it.



mary angela douglas 2 january 2014