Category Archives: Mansfield (Katherine)

Father God, I Want to Sit on Your Knees

A Katherine Mansfield poem to “God the Father” for Father’s Day.

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A Hopeful Spring Poem for Dark Times

Katherine Mansfield’s “Very Early Spring” signals hope–although it’s a very tentative hope.

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