Plough Logo

Shopping Cart

  View Cart

Subtotal:

Checkout
White clouds in a blue sky

Sonnet

Jane Tyson Clement

1 Comments
1 Comments
1 Comments
    Submit

Seeking the fact that lies behind the flower
the soul will break its own mortality;
searching the time that lies beyond the hour
the soul will yield its blind serenity;
that is but briefly to be ill at ease
and then forever to be tranquil-eyed,
stirring the wrath of temporal deities
who hurl pale lightning when they are defied.
The least fine sheaf of millet will repay
the soul’s slow contemplation, and the still
ages of starlight between day and day;
the climb is steep to mount a sudden hill;
but if man, fearless, follows stars, he’ll find –
lo, he is more than stars, and more than mind.

 

 

 


These poems and others by Jane Clement can be found in her anthology, No One Can Stem The Tide.

sunrise over Vancouver island
Contributed By Jane Tyson Clement Jane Tyson Clement

Jane Tyson Clement (1917–2000) was a poet, writer, schoolteacher, and mother of seven.

Learn More
1 Comments