Jane Kenyon

(1947-1995 / United States)

Portrait Of A Figure Near Water - Poem by Jane Kenyon

Rebuked, she turned and ran
uphill to the barn. Anger, the inner
arsonist, held a match to her brain.
........................
........................
read full text »


Comments about Portrait Of A Figure Near Water by Jane Kenyon

  • Susan Williams (12/15/2015 3:18:00 PM)


    It's official. With reading the last few poems and this one- I am a huge fan of Jane Kenyon. She is a master wordsmith- Anger, the inner
    arsonist, held a match to her brain. - - The stone trough was still
    filled with water: she watched it
    and received its calm. - - Then she closes the poem so briefly, clearly, lucid as the water she writes about. She died too young, God, we need her ilk on earth here guiding us
    (Report) Reply

    12 person liked.
    0 person did not like.







[Report Error]