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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


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

Unable to Connect

So, I wrote this one this afternoon, when the wireless was down. It was surprisingly difficult, because I’ve gotten into a routine, which means nighttime, tunes, and all the meaningless distraction I could wish to click. 499 more words

For HD

It is my daughter’s third birthday. Goodness gracious. How did these years get going so fast? We had a fun party, and then she got super sleepy. 194 more words