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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

Recordings

Kathleen Raine Reading from her Poems

1Self

2Angelus

3The World

4Amo Ergo Sum

5Who stands at my door...

6Rock

7The Moment

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

9Lachesis

10Highland Graveyard

11The Island Cross

12The Wilderness

13Statues

14Old Paintings on Italian Walls

15Triad

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

30Change

31Who Are We?

32Memory of Sarnath

33Head of Parvati

34Poppy-Flower

35Your Gift Of Life was Idleness

36The Leaf

37Heirloom

38Long ago I thought you young...

39Secret companion...

40Millennial Hymn to Lord Shiva