Sunday, December 25, 2016

In Old Stories It Is Often Told

in old stories it is often told
that friend parted early from friend
will meet again

on a later shore
that a door once closed
will open

at the appointed time.
and children left in the cold
cheer themselves

at the grate of imagination.
this is a tale from every nation
that allows those without gold

to continue. those bought and sold
to find freedom in their own souls
if nowhere else so that

those without the fleece, the apples won
the history of the sun, unwritten

manage to endure.
these are the pure words falling
drifting like snow about me

who am stranded now,
farther from home
than before.

with God to adore.

mary angela douglas 25 december 2016