Katherine Anne Porter

(May 15, 1890 – September 18, 1980 / Indian Creek, Texas)

Another Sarah - Poem by Katherine Anne Porter

for Christopher Smart

When winter was half over
God sent three angels to the
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."

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Comments about Another Sarah by Katherine Anne Porter

  • Veteran Poet - 1,155 Points Xing Hua (7/3/2014 6:27:00 AM)

    A nation of white petals
    A dynasty of apples. (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 30,477 Points * Sunprincess * (4/8/2014 5:15:00 PM)

    ...........a beautiful write....truly enjoyed...I love apple poems...
    ~In May you will become
    A wave of living sweetness
    A nation of white petals
    A dynasty of apples.~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rachel Clover (4/3/2012 11:54:00 AM)

    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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (12/25/2008 7:05:00 AM)

    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.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jim Foulk (3/15/2007 1:06:00 PM)

    why only one poem, you should write more, this was a beautiful one. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mia Midla (10/16/2006 10:45:00 AM)

    Beautiful. Simple words put together to make such a profound thought. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Amberlee Carter (7/7/2006 9:28:00 AM)

    hmm, this poem is meaningful and important..... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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