Monday, April 04, 2016


we make useful things: things that won't shatter.
we make useful things, things that Matter.
think of a wave on the sea, I said;

think of a butterfly wing
crumbling to dust,
gold spotted;

they said weeping in lead,
you are besotted.
think of the rainbow edge

fluted along the floods
think of the mists that shrive
those in the house of sod.

and then the prairie rose
that no one has to mind
that glows in the mud 

and the snow and the summers
honey hived.
these makers may stand and cheer

that long may their items survive.

but whatever is made by God
is the thing that has been alive.

mary angela douglas 4 april 2016

And will live again.