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Into What Pattern. . .

Kathleen Raine

Into What Pattern. . .

Kathleen Raine

Into What Pattern. . .

Into What Pattern...

Into what pattern, into what music have the spheres whirled us,
Of travelling light upon spindles of the stars wound us,
The great winds upon the hills and in hollows swirled us,
into what currents the hollow waves and crested waters,
Molten veins of ancestral rocks wrought us
In the caves, in the graves entangled the deep roots of us,
Into what vesture of memories earth layer upon layer enswathed us
Of the ever-changing faces and phases
Of the moon to be born, reborn, upborn, of sun-spun days
Our arrivals assigned us, our times and our places
Sanctuaries for all love's meetings and partings, departings
Healings and woundings and weepings and transfigurations?

From Collected Poems of Kathleen Raine (Golgonooza Press, 2000), copyright © Kathleen Raine 2000 used by permission of the publisher


Kathleen Raine

Kathleen Raine Reading from her Poems



3The World

4Amo Ergo Sum

5Who stands at my door...


7The Moment

8Your gift to me was a gray stone...


10Highland Graveyard

11The Island Cross

12The Wilderness


14Old Paintings on Italian Walls


16Daisies of Florence

17The Eternal Child

18Scala Coeli

19A Painting by Winifred Nicholson

20By The River Eden

21The Poet Answers the Accuser

22Afternoon sunlight plays...

23Bright cloud...

24Into what pattern...

25Behind the Lids of Sleep

26Returning from Church

27Ah, many, many are the dead...

28A small matter...

29World's Music Changes


31Who Are We?

32Memory of Sarnath

33Head of Parvati


35Your Gift Of Life was Idleness

36The Leaf


38Long ago I thought you young...

39Secret companion...

40Millennial Hymn to Lord Shiva