Alive Poem by Mary Angela Douglas


Rating: 3.9

we make useful things: things that won't shatter.
we make useful things, things that Matter.
think of a wave on the sea, I said;

think of a butterfly wing
crumbling to dust,
gold spotted;

they said weeping in lead.
you are besotted.
think of the rainbow edge

fluted along the floods
think of the mists that shrive
those in the house of sod.

and then the prairie rose
that no one has to mind
that glows in the mud

and the snow and the summers
honey hived.
these makers may stand and cheer

that long may their items survive.

but whatever is made by God
is the thing that has been alive.

mary angela douglas 4 april 2016

Kim Barney 18 July 2016

Lovely poem, Mary. Congratulations for having it selected as poem of the day!

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Savita Tyagi 18 July 2016

Beautiful poem! Thank you for sharing.

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Edward Kofi Louis 18 July 2016

May their items survive! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Mary Douglas 18 July 2016

You are welcome.

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Richard D Remler 26 January 2019

I love the imagery here. Meaningful and uplifting. Wonderful write. Loved it.

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Mahtab Bangalee 21 June 2018

I am human I can think anything I can do anything everything is rearranged by me God - I am not, but I can think about HIM I can make HIM in my thinking I can make HIM as doll I can make a shape of GOD and can worship I can worship a shapeless GOD- Who lives in my thinking God does nothing- I can do everything I make and I break I break and I remade For years after year.........

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Isabel Monday 03 September 2019

Hi Mary, Love your poetry. Sorry we lost touch. I was very ill. Can you message me on facebook. Hope you are okay in the storm and prepared. All my Love Isabel Monday your friend and fellow poet

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Dustin Dawin 18 July 2017

Enjoyed thanks for sharing.

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Rajnish Manga 18 July 2017

All around us, we see things of eternal beauty endowed to man by the most merciful Almighty God. Lovely piece of writing. Congratulations.

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Christina Simmons 18 July 2017

Such a joyous poem. Written words are very inspiring. Just a very happy penned verse. Congratulation! ! !

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Mary Angela Douglas

Mary Angela Douglas

Little Rock, Arkansas United States of America
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