Katherine Anne Porter

(May 15, 1890 – September 18, 1980 / Indian Creek, Texas)

Another Sarah - Poem by Katherine Anne Porter

for Christopher Smart

When winter was half over
God sent three angels to the
apple-tree
Who said to her
"Be glad, you little rack
Of empty sticks,
Because you have been chosen.

In May you will become
A wave of living sweetness
A nation of white petals
A dynasty of apples."


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Comments about Another Sarah by Katherine Anne Porter

  • (7/3/2014 6:27:00 AM)


    A nation of white petals
    A dynasty of apples.
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  • (4/3/2012 11:54:00 AM)


    This is one of my favorite poems, but it is not by Katherine Anne Porter, the novelist. I don't think she published any poetry. It is by Anne Porter,1911-2011. (Report) Reply

  • (12/25/2008 7:05:00 AM)


    Seek out her poems, guys.. she's in her 90s now, a late starter in poetry but a living treasure of American and worldwide poetry.. (Report) Reply

  • (3/15/2007 1:06:00 PM)


    why only one poem, you should write more, this was a beautiful one. (Report) Reply

  • (10/16/2006 10:45:00 AM)


    Beautiful. Simple words put together to make such a profound thought. (Report) Reply

  • (7/7/2006 9:28:00 AM)


    hmm, this poem is meaningful and important..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003



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