Jane Kenyon

(1947-1995 / United States)

Poems of Jane Kenyon

1. Alone For A Week 5/23/2014
2. Biscuit 1/13/2003
3. Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks 1/20/2003
4. Christmas Away From Home 4/21/2010
5. Dutch Interiors 1/20/2003
6. February: Thinking of Flowers 1/20/2003
7. Finding A Long Gray Hair 1/13/2003
8. Gettysburg: July 1, 1863 5/23/2014
9. Happiness 1/20/2003
10. Having it Out with Melancholy 1/20/2003
11. Heavy Summer Rain 5/23/2014
12. Let Evening Come 1/20/2003
13. No Steps 5/23/2014
14. Not Here 4/21/2010
15. Not Writing 4/21/2010
16. Notes from the Other Side 1/20/2003
17. Otherwise 1/13/2003
18. Portrait Of A Figure Near Water 4/21/2010
19. Private Beach 4/21/2010
20. Sun And Moon 4/21/2010

Biscuit

The dog has cleaned his bowl
and his reward is a biscuit,
which I put in his mouth
like a priest offering the host.

I can't bear that trusting face!
He asks for bread, expects
bread, and I in my power
might have given him a stone.

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