Mary Angela Douglas

Let Poetry Be Crowned Again With Flowers - Poem by Mary Angela Douglas

to the very green memory of Edmund Spencer, John Keats, and Percy Bysshe Shelley.

let Poetry be crowned again with flowers
with twining leaves
with irrepressible roses

let the antique page appear
with the afternoon mail
Maypole ribbons wrapped around it

with curious insignias with God's own
diamond sealing wax and the stamp of it
on your heart, unmistakable.

let violet curtains on a ghost-ridden stage
part on a scene of filmy wonder
revisited like Christmas.

let the Fairy Queen glide in impearled
and the sparkle in the air be newly minted.
and the angels hoisted on

unseen wires
sing sing sing

mary angela douglas 21 december 2009

Topic(s) of this poem: Poetry

Comments about Let Poetry Be Crowned Again With Flowers by Mary Angela Douglas

  • (11/11/2016 4:20:00 AM)

    Beautiful piece as to many of your other works thanks for writing (Report) Reply

    Mary Angela Douglas (11/11/2016 9:21:00 AM)

    Thank you for your very kind comment. Many times I write from the feeling of just wanting to say how beautiful it is that poetry exists. I feel 'official poetry at least in my country and poets have forgotten just the happiness of it and I hope at least some of my poems can remind someone of that. We have forgotten how to be happy. To sing with no thought of reward like the birds, just for the joy of it. Like a gift from God. And we are singing too when we just read it and our soul is better for it and is comforted in this sometimes bitter world.

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Poem Submitted: Monday, December 21, 2009

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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