Sunday, March 27, 2016

Tears Like Rains Will Wash Away

tears like rains will wash away
wash away the stones
the jagged moments we

bruised our feet on those
and could not again, then

tears like rains will sweep by
the boats, the little boats that foundered
on the sea of dreams and you will

weep but it will count as silver to you
and the coinage under the door to
the garden where

Alice reposed
wondering at what, o what
had she passed through?

tears like dews on the flowers in the painting
you will find in the corners of your eyes
and go out into another sunrise

outside the museums where
all Beauty lies
before you, crowned with ribbons

of the May.
and on the pavements
under the stars

mary angela douglas 27 march 2016