Jane Kenyon Quote

I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one's own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no plastic, no insurance premiums, and of cours eno illness. Contrition does not exist, nor gnashing of teeth. No one howls as the first clod of earth hits the casket. The poor we no longer have with us. Our calm hearts strike only the hour, and God, as promised, proves to be mercy clothed in light.


Collected Poems (ed. Graywolf Press, 2005)

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I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one's own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no...

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I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one's own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no...

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I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one's own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no...

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I divested myself of despair and fear when I came here. Now there is no more catching one's own eye in the mirror, there are no bad books, no...