Kathleen Jessie Raine

[Kathleen Raine] (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003 / London / England)

Kathleen Jessie Raine Poems

1. Seen In A Glass 4/7/2010
2. A Spell For Creation 4/7/2010
3. Transit Of The Gods 1/3/2003
4. In The Beck 1/3/2003
5. Worry About Money 1/3/2003
6. Vegetation 1/3/2003
7. Harvest 1/3/2003
8. Far-Darting Apollo 1/3/2003
9. Lament 1/3/2003
10. The Ancient Speech 1/3/2003
11. Nocturne 1/3/2003
12. Heroes 1/3/2003
13. Lenten Flowers 1/3/2003
14. Seed 1/3/2003
15. Paradise Seed 1/3/2003
16. Storm 1/3/2003
17. The Wilderness 1/3/2003
18. Shells 1/3/2003
19. Introspection 1/3/2003
20. Millenial Hymn To Lord Shiva 1/3/2003
21. The End Of Love 1/3/2003
22. Confessions 1/3/2003
23. The River 1/3/2003
24. Change 1/3/2003
25. Love Poem 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Kathleen Jessie Raine

Love Poem

Yours is the face that the earth turns to me,
Continuous beyond its human features lie
The mountain forms that rest against the sky.
With your eyes, the reflecting rainbow, the sun's light
Sees me; forest and flower, bird and beast
Know and hold me forever in the world's thought,
Creation's deep untroubled retrospect.

When your hand touches mine it is the earth
That takes me--the green grass,
And rocks and rivers; the green graves,
And children still unborn, and ancestors,
In love passed down from hand to hand from God.
Your love comes from the creation ...

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Transit Of The Gods

Strange that the self’s continuum should outlast
The Virgin, Aphrodite, and the Mourning Mother,
All loves and griefs, successive deities
That hold their kingdom in the human breast.
Abandoned by the gods, woman with an ageing body
That half remembers the Annunciation
The passion and the travail and the grief
That wore the mask of my humanity,
I marvel at the soul’s indifference.

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