Wednesday, January 28, 2015
What Would The Pincushion Dream, Hans Andersen?
what would the pincushion dream, Hans Andersen?
to be stabbed with golden pins?
to fall in love with a thimble.
my lady's thimble, made of garnet,
the only one in the kingdom?
or maybe the whole display of thread:
the Coats and Clark spectrum
jewel like in array, the rainbow-spooled.
dizzy with colours would the pincushion lose
its balance? would it long to be threaded with light-
to become: oh impossible of all impossibilities
the embroidery of the moon and stars instead?
or mantled like a king with ah!
mary angela douglas 28 january 2015