Kathleen Jessie Raine
Kathleen Jessie Raine Poems
- Change Change Said the sun to the moon, You cannot stay.
- Love Poem Yours is the face that the earth turns to ...
- The River In my first sleep I came to the river And looked ...
- Confessions Wanting to know all I overlooked each ...
- The End Of Love Now he is dead How should I know My true ...
- The Wilderness I came too late to the hills: they were swept ...
- Shells Reaching down arm-deep into bright water I gathered ...
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. Raine began to seriously write toward her late twenties, and by 1943 she had published her first collection of poetry Stone and Flower, which was illustrated by Barbara Hepworth. Three years later the collection Living in Time was released, followed by The Pythoness in 1949.
Raine married twice, each time unhappily due to ... more »
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''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.''Kathleen Raine (b. 1908), British poet. Times (London, April 18, 1992).
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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,
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 ...