Friday, December 09, 2016

The Constancy Of Snow Is Perhaps Invisible

the constancy of snow is perhaps invisible
as are all things that melt except
in the child's mind

the child whose pink ice cream
is always a possibility
of surprise on any day

or perhaps never
who can say without a smile
April is faithless

when every year she comes tripping
decked all in violets.
then there are, they say,

invisible, before the wakes
the kingdoms of tears
trembling at every brink

the punishments beyond definition
when beautiful time translates its anguish
uprooted, no longer the implorable.

beyond which,
Heaven shines

mary angela douglas 9 december 2016