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The Moment: Conceptualism and Resistance

A Happening

Two birds, flying East, hit the night

at 3 in the afternoon; stars came out

over the badlands, and the billowy

snowlands; they floundered on… 1,016 more words


Daily Riches: Fasting From Seeking God? (Dan Clendenin, Denise Levertov, Thomas Merton)

“Jesus describes our struggle between light and dark, life and death, salvation and condemnation, belief and unbelief. … ‘All of us,’ says Paul in Ephesians, are implicated. 439 more words

Being The Beloved

Reads of the Week #8

First this week here’s Anthony Wilson, poet writing about Denise Levertov’s ‘poem about a poet loving her readers enough to admit that she is not in control of the meanings they make of her poem’. 135 more words


Ed Ochester: Poetry

I too dislike it
the mystified truisms
the dusty puzzle-prunes
the theatrical exaggerations:
“the brutal crescendo of woodworms”—

yet I think of O’Hara’s delight
in the endless pleasures… 139 more words

Opinion Leaders

The Sharks by Denise Levertov

Well, then, the last day the sharks appeared.
Dark fins appear, innocent
as if in fair warning. The sea becomes
sinister, are they everywhere?
I tell you, they break six feet of water. 75 more words


reading memoirs

reading memoirs
and then the view
outside today

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I recently read A Good Home: A Memoir, by Cynthia Reyes.  There is a… 117 more words


Losing Track, by Denise Levertov

Long after you have swung back
away from me
I think you are still with me:

you come in close to the shore
on the tide… 68 more words