Kathleen Jessie Raine

(14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003 / London / England)

Change - Poem by Kathleen Jessie Raine

Said the sun to the moon,
You cannot stay.

Says the moon to the waters,
All is flowing.

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

For the unknown, the unborn
In the alchemy
Of the world's dream?

You will change,
says the stars to the sun,
Says the night to the stars.

Topic(s) of this poem: change

Comments about Change by Kathleen Jessie Raine

  • Veteran Poet - 1,347 Points Prempeh Dominic (11/5/2015 4:51:00 PM)

    A simple poem with a deep soul (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 32 Points Fay Slimm (8/28/2008 6:14:00 AM)

    Such a tumult of truth - change is surely all we know. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (3/11/2005 6:55:00 AM)

    A fine memorial of a great lady. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

Poem Edited: Monday, January 19, 2015

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