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Jane Kenyon - Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks

I am the blossom pressed in a book,
found again after two hundred years. . . .

I am the maker, the lover, and the keeper. . . . 

When the young girl who starves
sits down to a table
she will sit beside me. . . . 

I am food on the prisoner's plate. . . . 

I am water rushing to the wellhead, 
filling the pitcher until it spills. . . . 

I am the patient gardener
of the dry and weedy garden. . . .

I am the stone step,
the latch, and the working hinge. . . . 

I am the heart contracted by joy. . .
the longest hair, white
before the rest. . . . 

I am there in the basket of fruit 
presented to the widow. . . .

I am the musk rose opening 
unattended, the fern on the boggy summit. . . . 

I am the one whose love
overcomes you, already with you
when you think to call my name. . . . 

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Poet: Jane Kenyon
Poem: Briefly It Enters, and Briefly Speaks
Poem of the Day: May 6 2005

Comment 1 of 1, added on April 13th, 2007 at 3:24 PM.

There is almost a liturgical sense in this poem, a description of the omnipresence of the divine, emmanuel, G-d with us. What a beautiful expression of that reality. Thank you for this!

Harry Coverston from United States

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