Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Perhaps You Will See And You Won't Know Why

perhaps you will see and you won't know why
Napoleon's horses in the clouds;
Beethoven weeping a lost quartet

pale, the bouquet meant
for the princess gone from view:
it was small white roses

tightly bunched
and silver ribbons.
her mother in a starry crown

looks down on earth.
she looks down on earth
when the Princess is sleeping.

the princess is sleeping;
is she dreaming her Christmas dream:
the one about the Great Ballets?

in her dream her mother is happy;
in the morning, they will meet again

mary angela douglas 16 december 2014