Kathleen Jessie Raine

[Kathleen Raine] (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003 / London / England)

Kathleen Jessie Raine Poems

1. Seen In A Glass 4/7/2010
2. A Spell For Creation 4/7/2010
3. Vegetation 1/3/2003
4. Transit Of The Gods 1/3/2003
5. In The Beck 1/3/2003
6. Worry About Money 1/3/2003
7. Harvest 1/3/2003
8. Far-Darting Apollo 1/3/2003
9. Lament 1/3/2003
10. The Ancient Speech 1/3/2003
11. Nocturne 1/3/2003
12. Heroes 1/3/2003
13. Millenial Hymn To Lord Shiva 1/3/2003
14. Lenten Flowers 1/3/2003
15. Seed 1/3/2003
16. Paradise Seed 1/3/2003
17. Storm 1/3/2003
18. The Wilderness 1/3/2003
19. Introspection 1/3/2003
20. Shells 1/3/2003
21. The End Of Love 1/3/2003
22. Confessions 1/3/2003
23. The River 1/3/2003
24. Love Poem 1/3/2003
25. Change 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Kathleen Jessie Raine

Change

Change
Said the sun to the moon,
You cannot stay.

Change
Says the moon to the waters,
All is flowing.

Change
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

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Heroes

This war's dead heroes, who has seen them?
They rise in smoke above the burning city,
Faint clouds, dissolving into sky —

And who sifting the Libyan sand can find
The tracery of a human hand,
The faint impression of an absent mind,
The fade-out of a soldier's day dream?

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