Kathleen Jessie Raine

[Kathleen Raine] (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003 / London / England)

Kathleen Jessie Raine Poems

1. Change 1/3/2003
2. Love Poem 1/3/2003
3. Confessions 1/3/2003
4. Shells 1/3/2003
5. Storm 1/3/2003
6. The River 1/3/2003
7. Heroes 1/3/2003
8. Introspection 1/3/2003
9. Paradise Seed 1/3/2003
10. Lenten Flowers 1/3/2003
11. The Wilderness 1/3/2003
12. The End of Love 1/3/2003
13. Millenial Hymn to Lord Shiva 1/3/2003
14. Seed 1/3/2003
15. Nocturne 1/3/2003
16. The Ancient Speech 1/3/2003
17. Far-Darting Apollo 1/3/2003
18. Harvest 1/3/2003
19. Transit of the Gods 1/3/2003
20. Worry About Money 1/3/2003

Transit of the Gods

Strange that the self’s continuum should outlast
The Virgin, Aphrodite, and the Mourning Mother,
All loves and griefs, successive deities
That hold their kingdom in the human breast.
Abandoned by the gods, woman with an ageing body
That half remembers the Annunciation
The passion and the travail and the grief
That wore the mask of my humanity,
I marvel at the soul’s indifference.

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