Mary Angela Douglas

Mary Angela Douglas Poems

1481. To A Saint's Childhood, Rayed In Gold 7/2/2016
1482. It Isn't So Much Magic As It Is, Beauty 4/15/2016
1483. Forever 6/23/2016
1484. To Whom Do Words Belong 3/17/2016
1485. Reflet Dans L'eau 3/17/2016
1486. The Blue Skied Books Of Andrew Lang 2/27/2016
1487. I'm Not A Wren I'm A Nightingale She Wept 3/16/2016
1488. Time And Motion Studies In The Factories Of Light 12/3/2016
1489. The Aftermath Of Stars 10/6/2017
1490. We Loved Old Road Maps 3/15/2017
1491. For Lake Wobegon, Disappearing... 12/4/2017
1492. When Poetry Becomes Propaganda And No One Notices 9/23/2017
1493. Azul 7/22/2014
1494. That Is The Script They Hand You 8/14/2009
1495. Backstory Breakfast For 'The Emperor's New Clothes' 7/25/2014
1496. My Lost Unicorn Wandered Far 8/31/2009
1497. Finding The Things In The Picture 2/25/2016
1498. The Letter You Write To The End Of The World 9/16/2016
1499. Tall Tale 8/1/2016
1500. Taken Into Account, Obscurely Dreamed 11/30/2016
1501. Meditation On The Children Of Lir 7/25/2017
1502. Committee 12/13/2016
1503. Shifted 7/7/2016
1504. We Are All Unlikely People 11/15/2016
1505. Though No One Pays Me To 7/3/2016
1506. Ivory 10/19/2010
1507. True Reading Is First Reading 8/28/2014
1508. In The Shoemaker's Shop 8/30/2014
1509. And This Is Music 2/17/2016
1510. Last Minute Christmas Eve 1964 12/22/2014
1511. I Wrote On A Page Of Light 4/9/2016
1512. A Visitation 2/28/2017
1513. Alive 4/4/2016
1514. 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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  • James Mclain Is It Poetry James Mclain Is It Poetry (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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in memory of my grandmother, Lucy White Young

these peripheral fairy stories
I still wind
on a reel of gold

even if the pictures are flickering
in this Celluloid mirror
and the glass slipper slips to the stones

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