Mary Angela Douglas


A Visitation - Poem by Mary Angela Douglas

song itself came to the back stairs of the castle
in a drenching rain
like the princess in old fairy stories, refrains

of the tunes we softly used to dream
bringing blossoms to a neglected altar-
driven out

seeking refuge
tears indistinguishable from rain
and her cloth of gold is frayed

her silken shoes worn.
petal thin she hardly stands
like a wish pebble thrown, alone

half drowned in an ancient fountain.
but her eyes shine candlelit within
like a thousand thousand candelabra

or the night skies branching plum tinged
over a wordless Spring.

mary angela douglas 1 march 2017

Topic(s) of this poem: fairy tale, poetry, princess, rain, song


Comments about A Visitation by Mary Angela Douglas

  • Dr Dillip K Swain (2/13/2018 10:14:00 PM)


    A fabulous poem! Many congratulations for this dazzling piece of poetry being selected as POD! (Report) Reply

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  • (2/13/2018 6:22:00 PM)


    Beautifully impressed upon the mind! Mary Angela, Congratulations On Poem Of The Day! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/13/2018 1:25:00 PM)


    Seeking refuge! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Bree Z Love (2/13/2018 1:16:00 PM)


    Such an Elegant write! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (2/13/2018 8:22:00 AM)


    Very nice. Enjoyed. Thanks for sharing and congrats. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (2/13/2018 7:44:00 AM)


    Nicely done. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (2/13/2018 6:42:00 AM)


    Congratulations for this your Poem being selected for the 'Poem of the day! ! (Report) Reply

  • Siddartha Montik (2/13/2018 6:41:00 AM)


    Very Beautiful Poem... Expressed in very perfect Verses.. I loved these lines very much, song itself came to the back stairs of the castle in a drenching rain seeking refuge tears indistinguishable from rain and her cloth of gold.. thanks for sharing Poet! ! 10! - Siddartha! (Report) Reply

  • (2/13/2018 5:49:00 AM)


    Beautiful, evocative, lyrical... replete with fresh use of words in phrases and lines... enjoyed it a lot... (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/13/2018 3:46:00 AM)


    a creative write that flickers bright of a common tale about gold and hail? ................well written Mary (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Poem Edited: Sunday, January 28, 2018


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