Jane Kenyon

(1947-1995 / United States)

What Came To Me - Poem by Jane Kenyon

I took the last
dusty piece of china
out of the barrel.
It was your gravy boat,
with a hard, brown
drop of gravy still
on the porcelain lip.
I grieved for you then
as I never had before.

Topic(s) of this poem: funeral


Comments about What Came To Me by Jane Kenyon

  • Rajnish Manga (8/7/2016 12:45:00 AM)


    Feelings are what make us human. The poem can be interpreted in more ways than one. A loss remains a loss. It is how it affects us emotionally, is what matters. I am sad for Jane.Kenyon. (Report) Reply

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  • (8/6/2016 3:29:00 PM)


    with a hard, brown
    drop of gravy still
    on the porcelain lip. -sad, but excellently written.
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  • (8/6/2016 2:44:00 PM)


    Touching something that someone you love who has passed away will always bring a flood of memories back..very poignant poem..I'm sorry for your loss. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (8/6/2016 9:05:00 AM)


    Very nice. Can feel the meaning in lines. (Report) Reply

  • (8/6/2016 7:26:00 AM)


    A sincere and intimate tribute to the memory of the loved one. Thanks for sharing it here. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/6/2016 3:22:00 AM)


    I grieved for you. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Fabrizio Frosini (12/15/2015 11:36:00 AM)


    What Came To Me

    I took the last
    dusty piece of china
    out of the barrel.
    It was your gravy boat,
    with a hard, brown
    drop of gravy still
    on the porcelain lip.
    I grieved for you then
    as I never had before.

    - ITALIAN:

    Che cosa mi è venuto

    Ho tolto l'ultimo
    polveroso pezzo di porcellana
    dalla cassa.
    Era la tua salsiera,
    con una goccia, marrone e
    indurita, di sugo ancora
    sul beccuccio.
    Mi sono sentita afflitta per te,
    al vederla, come mai prima.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015



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