Mary Havran

Rookie (1950 / Ohio)

The River Raine - Poem by Mary Havran

Today I met a woman
Who died four years ago
She spoke to me for hours
As though she knew my soul

She took me by the hand
Led me along a stream
Where trout swam in sparkling waters
Under clear crystalline skies

This woman shared the magic
Of years of circumspect living
And artfully crafted writing
Precisely gem set words

She dwells now in brightness
I could but pause and glimpse
Through my own dark glass
Her poems the only light

In memory of Kathleen Raine

Comments about The River Raine by Mary Havran

  • (11/14/2007 5:02:00 PM)

    The last line I like best 'Her words the only light'
    May your poems too light the way for those who read them.

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  • (11/7/2007 8:41:00 PM)

    Nice to see honor respecting other poet. Good work (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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