Jane Kenyon

(1947-1995 / United States)

What Came To Me - Poem by Jane Kenyon

I took the last
dusty piece of china
out of the barrel.
It was your gravy boat,
with a hard, brown
drop of gravy still
on the porcelain lip.
I grieved for you then
as I never had before.

Topic(s) of this poem: funeral


Comments about What Came To Me by Jane Kenyon

  • Fabrizio Frosini Fabrizio Frosini (12/15/2015 11:36:00 AM)

    What Came To Me

    I took the last
    dusty piece of china
    out of the barrel.
    It was your gravy boat,
    with a hard, brown
    drop of gravy still
    on the porcelain lip.
    I grieved for you then
    as I never had before.

    - ITALIAN:

    Che cosa mi è venuto

    Ho tolto l'ultimo
    polveroso pezzo di porcellana
    dalla cassa.
    Era la tua salsiera,
    con una goccia, marrone e
    indurita, di sugo ancora
    sul beccuccio.
    Mi sono sentita afflitta per te,
    al vederla, come mai prima. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015



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