Change by Kathleen Jessie Raine

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Said the sun to the moon,

You cannot stay.



Says the moon to the waters,

All is flowing.



Says the fields to the grass,

Seed-time and harvest,

Chaff and grain.


You must change,

Said the worm to the bud,

Though not to a rose,


Petals fade

That wings may rise

Borne on the wind.


You are changing

said death to the maiden, your wan face

To memory, to beauty.


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.

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