Saturday, January 31, 2015

WITH GREAT GRIEF AND PRAYERS TO THE PEOPLE OF RUSSIA

With Great Grief and Prayers for the Loss of the Archives in the Library in Moscow-
Please Know and Be Comforted There are Libraries in Heaven Where Everything Is Intact and All That Was Previously Destroyed on Earth and All that Never Even Saw the Light of Day Is Eternally Preserved by God and by Christ: In Heaven. You will see your loved words again as well as your loved ones.

NOTHING GOOD PERISHES IN GOD.

Mary Angela Douglas

January 31, 2015


I DREAMED I SAW THE LIBRARIES OF HEAVEN

"E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle."*

-Dante

I dreamed I saw the libraries of Heaven
and many books were there
that never saw the light of day on

earth-

and there were no sentinels at the door:
and in the air, something like flowers
and when you turned the page,

fresh meadows, endless hues-

and in a corner resplendent with light
and no newspapers-
you were reading by heart
and could not die-

mary angela douglas 13 may 2005

[reposted January 31, 2015]

*"and we walked out once more beneath the stars."

from Dante's Inferno, Canto 34 (when the poets emerge from hell)