mary douglas


Red Velveteen Wouldn'T The Rosebuds Wish To Be - Poem by mary douglas

red velveteen wouldn't the rosebuds wish to be
thought the little girl colouring endlessly
in the afternoon while her mama

listened from the kitchen.
red velveteen.
it feels the same

indoor as out
she sang brightly of bright petals
all afternoon

red velveteen
why wouldn't Cinderella
choose that very shade

I would if I were her she sang
and wouldn't you sing
on a rainy, rainy afternoon

red velveteen
red velveteen
with a scattering of tiny pearls

if you were her?

mary angela douglas 19 january 2014


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 30, 2014



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