Jane Kenyon Let Evening Come Analysis

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A moving piece written by Jane Kenyon titled as, “Let Evening Come” expresses what the main essence of life is, and the importance of now. What struck me the most in her beautifully written piece was in the last stanza of her poem where she states, “Let it come, as it will, and don't be afraid. God does not leave us comfortless, so let evening come” (1252). Generally, most people would associate evening into darkness or something that is terrifying. However in that passage from her poem, it asserts that there is no need to be afraid with the darkness that comes in our way because truly there is something beautiful beyond that. These darkness symbolizes the challenges or difficulties that we may encounter in our life. Additionally, the passage…show more content…
Also, I was able to attend a year in college back in my hometown, The Philippines, and during my time there, my goal was just to graduate and finish college. However, my goal turned into a dream that put me motivated to reach it when I experienced a life-changing event. In this particular event, my department was assigned to be one of the hosts of the program ran by my school, which is "The feeding Program.” It is an event that supports children who were struck with extreme poverty. I helped with organizing the event; there were fun games and food for everyone. The event turned out to be a success where I can vividly remember the expression on every child's face; their warm embrace, their excited voices, and most of all the pure joy you can see shining in their eyes despite their situation in life. It was a heart-warming experience for me, and suddenly everything just clicked into placed. I had this stirring feeling in my heart that I can't just ignore to reach out to them. So, I said quietly to myself, "These are the kids I want to teach." I even remember coming home, all excited to tell about what I had encountered, and the first person I ran into was my sister. I said to her, "It was extremely exhausting, but it was the best experience in my…show more content…
For some people, their lives may be just starting or they are still on the road to discovery. As for me, my experiences had taught me to learn to appreciate what I have. Additionally, I also learned to not be afraid with facing reality because there will be many setbacks that will happen in our life, but it does not mean we have to drag down ourself to that path instead just be patient and have faith. Like in Jane Kenyon’s poem, where she said to “let evening come” because there is goodness after every darkness. We just have to take a moment, focus on the now, and hold on. As the saying goes, it’s always greener on the other
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