Kathleen Jessie Raine

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

Kathleen Jessie Raine Poems

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

Change

Change
Said the sun to the moon,
You cannot stay.

Change
Says the moon to the waters,
All is flowing.

Change
Says the fields to the grass,
Seed-time and harvest,
Chaff and grain.

You must change said,
Said the worm to the bud,
Though not to a rose,

Petals fade
That wings may rise
Borne on the wind.

You are changing
said death to the maiden, your wan face
To memory, to beauty.

Are you ready to change?
Says the thought to the heart, to let her pass
All your life long

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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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