Saturday, August 06, 2016


how under gunfire did they write
so whimsically the history of clouds
how would their children understand

how with the scathing on every hand
did they remain so light in their souls
so as to float over the swamplands.

there is a secret to unravel there.amid the turgid
how in despair they must have stood
face to face with the holy angels

and even defaced, and driven from
the human race
still managed it:

the golden script
on tablets of silver.

mary angela douglas 6 august 2016