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36 - Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Lord I know, and I know you know I know
this is a drudge’s penance. Only dull scholars
or cowherds maddened with cow-watching
will ever read… 392 more words

Jo Bell

30th August 2014

(Humanity’s) capacity for evil, then, is less a positive capacity, for all its horrendous activity, than a failure to develop humanity’s most human function, the imagination, to its fullness, and consequently a failure to develop compassion.

~~Denise Levertov


“The Goddess“ by Denise Levertov

Paul Gauguin, “The Seed of the Areoi”


THE GODDESS, by Denise Levertov

“She in whose lip service
I passed my time,
whose name I knew, but not her face,

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Looking Into The Soul

"To Death" by Denise Levertov

Enter with riches. Let your image wear
brocade of fantasy, and bear your part
with all the actor’s art and arrogance.
Your eager bride, the flickering moth that burns… 77 more words

The Daily Poems

The Secret

The Secret
Denise Levertov

Two girls discover
the secret of life
in a sudden line of

I who don’t know the
secret wrote
the line. 114 more words



I do imagine you opening my letters. I picture the garden I haven’t seen and the bench you must be sitting on and the people passing you by, and I wonder if you’re mildly irritated about not being able to take your gloves off to touch the paper because it’s too cold dammit. 137 more words


Green & Silver

(collage by Angie, July 14)

“green shines to silver where the spirit passes”

(From Denise Levertov’s poem, “Passage”, from The Bloodaxe Book of Contemporary Women Poets ed. 188 more words