Katherine Anne Porter

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

Another Sarah


for Christopher Smart

When winter was half over
God sent three angels to the
apple-tree
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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Submitted: Monday, January 13, 2003

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  • * 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

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

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