Who is Kathleen Jessie Raine

Kathleen Jessie Raine CBE (14 June 1908 – 6 July 2003) was a British poet, critic and scholar, writing in particular on William Blake, W. B. Yeats and Thomas Taylor. Known for her interest in various forms of spirituality, most prominently Platonism and Neoplatonism, she was a founding member of the Temenos Academy.


Kathleen Raine was born in Ilford, Essex, the only child of schoolmaster and Methodist lay preacher George Raine, from Wingate, County Durham, and Jessie (née Wilkie), a Scot who spoke Scots as her first language. The Raines had met as students at Armstrong College in Newcastle upon Tyne. Raine spent part of World War I, 'a few short years', with her Aunty Peggy Black at the manse in Great Bavington, Northumberland. She commented, "I loved every...
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Kathleen Jessie Raine Poems

  • The Ancient Speech
    A Gaelic bard they praise who in fourteen adjectives
    Named the one indivisible soul of his glen;
    For what are the bens and the glens but manifold qualities,
    Immeasurable complexities of soul? ...
  • Confessions
    Wanting to know all
    I overlooked each particle
    Containing the whole
    Unknowable. ...
  • A Spell For Creation
    Within the flower there lies a seed,
    Within the seed there springs a tree,
    Within the tree there spreads a wood.
  • Heroes
    This war's dead heroes, who has seen them?
    They rise in smoke above the burning city,
    Faint clouds, dissolving into sky â??
  • Lenten Flowers
    Primrose, anemone, bluebell, moss
    Grow in the Kingdom of the Cross

    And the ash-tree's purple bud ...
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Top 10 most used topics by Kathleen Jessie Raine

World 12 Heart 10 Sun 9 Love 8 Life 8 I Love You 8 Night 6 Sky 6 Thought 5 Human 5

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Idletalk12: morning all ☀️ and in the sea reflected sky, and in the sky there shines the sun, within the sun a bird of gold. within the bird there beats a heart, and from the heart there flows a song, and in the song there sings a word. (kathleen jessie raine "a spell for creation")
Artsalamode: born 6/14: photog margaret bourke white, writers harriet beecher stowe, john bartlett, john edgar wideman, kathleen jessie raine, ruthven todd, jerzy kozinski, carolyn chute, judith kerr, hugh lofting, jazz piano kenny drew jr, jazz bass marcus miller.
Cailinceltic: whose words make loved things strange and small, emptied of all that made them heart-felt or bright. our words keep no faith with the soul of the world. the ancient speech - kathleen jessie raine images -google picfinder
Cailinceltic: drunk water cold and clear from an inexhaustible hidden fountain. the wilderness - kathleen jessie raine images -google picfinder
Tweetdiversi: are you ready to change? says the thought to the heart, to let her pass all your life long for the unknown, the unborn in the alchemy of the world's dream? you will change, says the stars to the sun, says the night to the stars. kathleen jessie raine
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Emily Dickinson Poem
There Is A Languor Of The Life
 by Emily Dickinson


There is a Languor of the Life
More imminent than Pain—
'Tis Pain's Successor—When the Soul
Has suffered all it can—

A Drowsiness—diffuses—

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