Saturday, July 29, 2017

Hand Coloured Illustrations From The Age Of Gold, Rose Gold

hand coloured illustrations from the age of gold, rose gold
they missed the children who left home
unexpcctedly traduced taken alone

from Eden's lands
and made to serve evil kings
or turned to birds with wings of sorrow fly

the queen said then banishing them
and no tears flowed
when there was none to see

they missed the labyrinthine toys of Christmas
the ballet mise en scene
running out the door in thin slippers

just to see a melon slice of moon turn silvery green
and harmonizing in tune to cherry filled weather.
aprils they missed

and wearing violet in the afternoon and so
they grew to know
there was no home for them anymore

there were only shadows.

mary angela douglas 29 july 2017