Mary Spain


Mary Spain Poems

1. A Need To Kneel 3/25/2011
2. City Church 3/25/2011
3. Pebbles 3/25/2011
4. The Last Word 3/25/2011
5. The Needle's Art 3/25/2011
6. The View 3/25/2011
7. To The Person Who Stole My Purse 3/25/2011
8. Two Tea-Cups 3/25/2011
9. Under The Skin 3/25/2011
10. Unicorn 3/25/2011
11. What If? 3/25/2011
12. A Need To Sing 7/30/2012
13. Out Of Step 7/30/2012
14. The Mirror 7/30/2012
15. Remember Me? 7/30/2012
16. Flight 7/30/2012
17. A Seed 7/30/2012
18. Jungle Games 7/30/2012
19. In Touch 7/30/2012
20. The Game Of Cat And Man 7/30/2012
21. Generation Gap 7/30/2012
22. Who Am I? 7/30/2012
23. Hope 2/4/2014
24. In From The Cold 2/4/2014
25. Battle On The Beach 12/6/2013
26. Unity 2/2/2014
27. Verbosity 7/30/2012
28. The Drought 3/25/2011
29. Poetic Law 2/4/2014
30. The Choristers 7/30/2012
31. Midsummer Day's Dream 7/14/2014
32. The Mystery 7/30/2012
33. Old Acquaintance 8/1/2012
34. The Unknown Factor 8/11/2006
35. The Right Approach 8/6/2006
36. No Overture 8/9/2006
37. No Badges 8/14/2006
38. Pavement Artist 8/11/2006
39. The Other End Of Heaven 8/6/2006
40. The Simple Art 8/7/2006
Best Poem of Mary Spain

A Deaf Musician

As though a deaf musician, I am part
Of some great orchestra I cannot hear.
The only notes that fall upon my ear
Are those which rise unbidden from the heart
And offer teasing glimpses of the art
Of harmony. Yet have I heard, in clear,
Still moments of perception, what appear
As distant drum-beats; pulses that impart
A rhythm to the cosmic melody.
Then, with a quick'ning joy, I see that I
Am moving to creation's symphony.
As birds that wheel and dart across the sky
To secret music, so it seems that we
Can sometimes see the patterns as we fly.

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Below Stairs

At times it feels as though I'm trapped below
The slatted floor of heaven. Fleetingly,
I glimpse an angel's foot, or what might be
The shadow of a trailing wing, and know
There's something overhead. And yet, although
I'd love to join their distant company,
The dust and darkness of captivity
Enfeeble ears and eyes and overthrow
The will. Unaided, I can't penetrate

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