Friday, February 06, 2015

Scratch Art Card Directions For The Primary Child

etched through layers of rose
leaf on leaf briefly stenciled
the child in bright lemon

wandering
the prismed flowers
and is the ground you walk on

pure violet, violets scattered
the first springs the breath
like lace and you're trying to

speak in clouds engraved on clouds
they will drift away
amid cowslips, wild roses you May sit down

and cry after them.
ah! your first lament
the first of their many colours

bind them you will
like valentines

mary angela douglas 6 february 2015