Sunday, May 07, 2017

With The Magi In The Early Dusk

how could you ever think it would be easy
to be everlasting reading the story
in the butterscotch sunlight

daylight streaming through the one window
working the mermaid fractions, sums
too big for childhood

might as well count the stars we said
and we began our lifetime's work of it.
or find the casket letters of the queen

or paint in miniature how it fell to you back then
when the Christmas snows begin

and you're tuned to the varicoloured music of it
weren't you
turning the page toward the forever ending

mary angela douglas 7 may 2017