Kathleen Jessie Raine

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Kathleen Raine was born in London in 1908, where she grew up; taking on a number of unsatisfactory jobs. Through one of her later jobs she met the nephew of the Indian mystic Rama Coomaraswamy Tambimuttu, who invited her to contribute to his new magazine, Poetry London, she did of course, and soon developed a lifelong passion for all things Indian. ...

Popular Poems
1.
Change

Change
Said the sun to the moon,
You cannot stay.
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2.
The River

In my first sleep
I came to the river
And looked down
Through the clear water -
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3.
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
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4.
Confessions

Wanting to know all
I overlooked each particle
Containing the whole
Unknowable.
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5.
The End Of Love

Now he is dead
How should I know
My true love's arms
From wind and snow?
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014

I couldn't claim that I have never felt the urge to explore evil, but when you descend into hell you have to be very careful.

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