Kathleen Jessie Raine Poems

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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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6.
Seed

From star to star, from sun and spring and leaf,
And almost audible flowers whose sound is silence,
And in the common meadows, springs the seed of life.
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7.
Shells

Reaching down arm-deep into bright water
I gathered on white sand under waves
Shells, drifted up on beaches where I alone
Inhabit a finite world of years and days.
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8.
Introspection

If you go deep
Into the heart
What do you find there?
Fear, fear,
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9.
The Wilderness

I came too late to the hills: they were swept bare
Winters before I was born of song and story,
Of spell or speech with power of oracle or invocation,
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10.
Storm

God in me is the fury on the bare heath
God in me shakes the interior kingdom of my heaven.
God in me is the fire wherein I burn.
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