Kathleen Jessie Raine

(14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003 / London / England)

Confessions - Poem by Kathleen Jessie Raine

Wanting to know all
I overlooked each particle
Containing the whole
Unknowable.

Intent on one great love, perfect,
Requited and for ever,
I missed love's everywhere
Small presence, thousand-guised.

And lifelong have been reading
Book after book, searching
For wisdom, but bringing
Only my own understanding.

Forgive me, forgiver,
Whether you be infinite omniscient
Or some unnoticed other
My existence has hurt.

Being what I am
What could I do but wrong?
Yet love can bring
To heart healing
To chaos meaning.


Comments about Confessions by Kathleen Jessie Raine

  • Rookie Brenda Whiteside (10/28/2006 8:11:00 AM)

    And not one word wasted. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (6/25/2006 9:45:00 PM)

    This is poem beautiful, and humble and wise. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (4/2/2005 6:31:00 AM)

    And this a lady who did so much for others and brought so much to others... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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