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"Talking to Grief" by Denise Levertov

Ah, grief, I should not treat you
like a homeless dog
who comes to the back door
for a crust, for a meatless bone.
I should trust you. 90 more words


The Poetry and Poetic Life of Denise Levertov

Welcome to the website for the 2015 conference “this need to dance / this need to kneel” The Poetry and Poetic Life of Denise Levertov… 163 more words

Denise Levertov

Naughty or nice (or all of the above)

In Mind

There’s in my mind a woman

of innocence, unadorned but

fair-featured and smelling of

apples or grass. She wears

a utopian smock or shift, her hair… 962 more words


Candlemas in Boston

I just got word of this upcoming performance, unfortunately a little too late for my most recent e-newsletter: Emmanuel Music will do my motet… 69 more words

Hope is Contagious

The  following poem by Denise Levertov is one of several occasional posts in 2015 focusing on the fact that “hope changes everything.” The poem helps us understand that hope is contagious – as is pessimism. 240 more words

Hope Changes Everything

Capturing The Moment -- Easy Street

West Seattle (January 10, 2015) — Image by kenne

City Psalm by Denise Levertov

The killings continue, each second
pain and misfortune extend themselves
in the genetic chain, injustice is done knowingly, and the air… 176 more words


Thursday Poems: Making Peace by Denise Levertov

Ah, friends, it’s been a strange and unpleasant day. I wish I could welcome you back to Thursday Poems with a better context than another reprehensible attack, more grotesque murders committed by madmen clothed in religion, but entirely empty of its spirit. 631 more words