Mary Angela Douglas


Mary Angela Douglas Poems

1521. We Loved Old Road Maps 3/15/2017
1522. Early Rilke 3/28/2018
1523. A Plan For Making It Through All On Your Own 3/20/2018
1524. The One All The Caroling Was For 11/21/2017
1525. For Lake Wobegon, Disappearing... 12/4/2017
1526. The Aftermath Of Stars 10/6/2017
1527. Azul 7/22/2014
1528. That Is The Script They Hand You 8/14/2009
1529. Backstory Breakfast For 'The Emperor's New Clothes' 7/25/2014
1530. My Lost Unicorn Wandered Far 8/31/2009
1531. Finding The Things In The Picture 2/25/2016
1532. The Letter You Write To The End Of The World 9/16/2016
1533. Though No One Pays Me To 7/3/2016
1534. Tall Tale 8/1/2016
1535. Taken Into Account, Obscurely Dreamed 11/30/2016
1536. Meditation On The Children Of Lir 7/25/2017
1537. Sometimes 2/26/2018
1538. Committee 12/13/2016
1539. We Are All Unlikely People 11/15/2016
1540. Shifted 7/7/2016
1541. Ivory 10/19/2010
1542. True Reading Is First Reading 8/28/2014
1543. In The Shoemaker's Shop 8/30/2014
1544. And This Is Music 2/17/2016
1545. I Wrote On A Page Of Light 4/9/2016
1546. Last Minute Christmas Eve 1964 12/22/2014
1547. A Visitation 2/28/2017
1548. Alive 4/4/2016
1549. The Names Of Things 2/3/2017

Comments about Mary Angela Douglas

  • Prabhata Kumar Sahoo Prabhata Kumar Sahoo (5/8/2017 11:54:00 PM)

    I love your poet'page.I am tempted to read more about your works after going thru a few.

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  • Is It Poetry James Mclain Is It Poetry James Mclain (11/15/2016 10:55:00 AM)

    Few have the honesty
    As do you
    To have like you the truth
    As you speak in your
    Biography .. James

  • Mary Angela Douglas Mary Angela Douglas (7/2/2016 4:10:00 PM)

    Thank you for your kind comment Odiete. I believe that poetry and being a poet is from God. If there is any vastness in my poems it comes from my being happy to think about the vastness of God. We are all vast in Him I like to think too. My versatility comes from having a scattered, butterfly like brain that likes to flit from flower to flower in terms of topics to think about (why I always had trouble with writing research papers in school at the last minute; not from procrastination, just from liking too much to research and keep finding things out without drawing conclusions. Heaven will be at least in part, for me, I think, the joy of NEVER AGAIN HAVING TO DRAW CONCLUS9ONS! God bless you a abundantly in your continuing (and already eternal) life as a poet. Thank You. Mary Angela Douglas

  • Ovi-enita Odiete Ovi-enita Odiete (7/2/2016 3:44:00 PM)

    You are such a Vast, Versatile and talented Poetess.....

Best Poem of Mary Angela Douglas

The Names Of Things

to Ray Bradbury, looking back, or forward

the names of things we held in our heart
when alphabets foundered and worlds came apart
and the clouds drifted over mindless borders

and were crucified.
the names of things, the orange and the lemon
the midnight zither and the bluebird plans

the tissue paper birthdays at a secret command
all disappeared, their ribbons curling.
all but the names we taught our children to revere and

year past year,
never to split the silver from the rains,
to refrain from negating the Soul.

and ever to stow the...

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Praising The Book People

'the faint whisper of a turned page'
-Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

would you sell your heart's desire
would you chop it up for
firewood in the bitter cold

or throw it over the bridge,
sparking futile distances,

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