Change Poem by Kathleen Jessie Raine

Change

Rating: 3.1


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

For the unknown, the unborn
In the alchemy
Of the world's dream?

You will change,
says the stars to the sun,
Says the night to the stars.

Change
Friday, January 3, 2003
Topic(s) of this poem: change
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Michael Shepherd 11 March 2005

A fine memorial of a great lady.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 22 June 2021

Great Question from the late Great English poetess, today she is The Poet Of The Day. Congratulations to her family, msot deserving! 5 Stars full

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Debra F 15 May 2018

Acsept every second. The clock is not ticking for you only.

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Manonton Dalan 14 December 2015

very interesting poem as it projects changes that could be difficult to happen...yes we can change I some degree

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Prempeh Dominic 05 November 2015

A simple poem with a deep soul

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Fay Slimm 28 August 2008

Such a tumult of truth - change is surely all we know.

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