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Another Sarah

Rating: 3.1

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."


Anonymous submission.

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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Mia Midla 16 October 2006

Beautiful. Simple words put together to make such a profound thought.

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Amberlee Carter 07 July 2006

hmm, this poem is meaningful and important.....

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Rachel 25 April 2019

As a previous comment says, to no avail, this poem is by Anne Porter, not Katherine Anne Porter.

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Xing Hua 03 July 2014

A nation of white petals A dynasty of apples.

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Rachel Clover 03 April 2012

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.

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Michael Shepherd 25 December 2008

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..

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Jim Foulk 15 March 2007

why only one poem, you should write more, this was a beautiful one.

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