poet Geoffrey Hill

Geoffrey Hill

In Memory Of Jane Fraser

When snow like sheep lay in the fold
And wind went begging at each door,
And the far hills were blue with cold,
........................
........................
read full text »


Add this poem to MyPoemList
3,4 out of 5
33 total ratings
rate this poem

Comments about In Memory Of Jane Fraser by Geoffrey Hill

  • Adeeb AlfatehAdeeb Alfateh (7/18/2019 6:28:00 AM)

    She kept the siege. And every day
    We watched her brooding over death
    Like a strong bird above its prey.
    The room filled with the kettle's breath.

    Damp curtains glued against the pane
    Sealed time away. Her body froze
    As if to freeze us all, and chain
    Creation to a stunned repose.


    loving memory
    love; great 10++++++++++++++++++++

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • Saranyan SaranyanSaranyan Saranyan (2/8/2012 7:06:00 AM)

    wonderful and interesting...

    Report Reply
    1 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Clark Shattuck (5/4/2009 4:40:00 PM)

    I agree with Neil Young, brilliant. But I wish there was some expository preface re: Jane Fraser. I'm assuming she was, among other things, a victim of poverty, not able to pay her utility bill?

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Neil YoungNeil Young (11/28/2008 4:21:00 AM)

    This poem is perfect. The choice of words, imagery and measured pace exude brilliance. I have read several other poems of Geoffrey Hill featured in the British Poetry Since 1945 collection. I will be reading more...

    Report Reply
    3 person liked.
    2 person did not like.
  • Simone Inez HarrimanSimone Inez Harriman (10/15/2005 8:02:00 PM)

    Love this one Geoffrey. So well done thank you much enjoyed.

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    4 person did not like.
  • Faith Elizabeth Brigham (10/15/2005 7:40:00 PM)

    A very sad poem extremely well written...magnificant job!

    Report Reply
    0 person liked.
    3 person did not like.