mary douglas

Spring At The Academy, And In A Floor Length Gown

The moon was a ghostly galleon tossed upon cloudy seas,
The road was a ribbon of moonlight over the purple moor,
And the highwayman came riding—

from The Highwayman, Alfred Noyes

from the dais the tears drop slowly if at all
think multitudes and in their party dress at
home watching the Awards

how nervous the shimmering ones appear
at the gathering year after year under the sequined
chiffoned revolving sphere is a world a world

within a world it's not projected anymore and the
click of the threaded reel to reel isn't what I feel
it's no circus balloon no cotton candied sun that's

setting on a blank canvas hit and run the moon in clown face
oh you exaggerate I'm sure but what you feel
is pure and wafts like the scent of heavy flowers

in the garden heavy with dreams with the scent of
violet rains are we washed clean, not yet there's
someone, I forget, Someone-

I didn't mention in my speech, accepting everything
but the role of myself and we watch movies, movies,
movies thinking they know something we don't, maybe

it's time to leave the camera alone for awhile, the phone, the
contract talks, the moon floats ghostly galleon clouds tomorrow's another day I want to say no few words at all but something's in the

way of the viewers viewing
God's in His castle weeping weeping weeping
they have stripped my Spring away, the ground is covered

with blossoms everywhere you walk, but
you never see them

mary angela douglas 14 august 2014

Submitted: Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Topic of this poem: Film

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Spring At The Academy, And In A Floor Length Gown by mary douglas )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  4. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. XVII (I do not love you...), Pablo Neruda
  7. Where The Mind Is Without Fear, Rabindranath Tagore
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  9. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  10. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes

Poem of the Day

poet Alfred Edward Housman

The time you won your town the race
We chaired you through the market-place;
Man and boy stood cheering by,
And home we brought you shoulder-high.

...... Read complete »


Member Poem

New Poems

  1. For A Friend... (Prose) ..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. Thank you Poets!, Paul Sebastian
  3. One Mourning In The August of '17, Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  4. The Muddle, Sunny Chopra
  5. Hell or Heaven, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  6. The Beauty that is Simplicity, Leong Ming Loong
  7. ALL MY DAYS, Colin Ian Jeffery
  8. Siclliano, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  9. Goodnight Kiss 3, Michael P. McParland
  10. Mona Lisa, The Enigmatic Masterpiece, Rajesh Thankappan
[Hata Bildir]