Kathleen Raine is 86 years old today. This poem is taken from her twelfth book of poems, Living with Mystery (Golgonooza Press, pounds 7.95), published in 1992. Kathleen Raine is one of Britain's leading poets; her Collected Poems appeared in 1981.
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