oskar hansen

After The Wedding - Poem by oskar hansen

After a Wedding

After the wedding when the happy couple
stood on the old church steps to have their
picture taken and a throng of people where
jousting to be in the frame too, I walked
around in the church and found in a corner
a white but dusty marble Virgin Mary.

Her eyes were demurely downcast: I said:
“We’re alone you can open your eyes now.”
Was it just my imagination, caused by my
longing to believe, that I saw an eyelid flutter
and a half smile play upon cold, dusty lips?
….Pale as limestone I rejoined the throng.

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  • Rookie William Jackson (11/28/2008 10:17:00 AM)

    I can see the scene in my imagination. Creative. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, November 4, 2008

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