Tag Archives: Jane Kenyon

Word Cloud: MAYTIME

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Welcome to the third week of the darling bards of May (with apologies to Shakespeare). As you might expect, most of the poets are English and American, but we do have one of the most famous Italian poets, … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: ODYSSEY

by NONA BLYTH CLOUD Jane Kenyon (1947-1995)  made a long journey in a short life, before she died from leukemia a month and a day before her 48th birthday. In the years prior to her death, she published four volumes of … Continue reading

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Word Cloud: WABI-SABI

by Nona Blyth Cloud Wabi–sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience and imperfection. The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is “imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” Rust, asymmetric shapes, age … Continue reading

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“Taking Down the Tree” and Other Poems by Jane Kenyon

By Elaine Magliaro The late Jane Kenyon is one of my favorite poets. I return to her work time and again. I read her poem, Let Evening Come, at the funeral of my beloved father-in-law in 1998. Kenyon was the … Continue reading

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