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What to do w/jewelry after a break up?

(poetry diary 67) I found this poem a week ago while looking for a non-schmaltzy poem about wedding rings. I had just gotten a new cheap but pretty token one, since the one I originally got is too large to wear comfortably on my ring finger.   133 more words

Denise Levertov's Everything that Acts Is Actual

Denise Levertov was born 93 years ago today. Here’s a poem…

Everything that Acts Is Actual
Denise Levertov

From the tawny light

from the rainy nights… 135 more words


Primary Wonder

Days pass when I forget the mystery.
Problems insoluble and problems offering
their own ignored solutions
jostle for my attention, they crowd its antechamber
along with a host of diversions, my courtiers, wearing… 56 more words


Disappearing Curtains Edited by Paul Buck

In that indispensable volume about British Poetry Magazines 1914-2000 edited by David Miller and Richard Price the entry for Chapter D, 129, ‘Curtains’ , gives clear background details concerning Paul Buck’s innovative and exciting publication which was to cast its brightness over the 1970s scene: ‘Most issues are unnumbered and have alternative titles based on the Curtains theme’. 459 more words


Get some Cascadia!

This is a guest post by Paul Nelson

The fourth Cascadia Poetry Festival happens Thursday through Sunday, November 3-6, 2016, at the Spring Street Center, 15th & Spring in Seattle, and three other venues. 680 more words


Denise Levertov, Aware


When I found the door
I found the vine leaves
speaking among themselves in abundant
My presence made them
hush their green breath, 62 more words


Poem of the Week: "Slowly," by Denise Levertov


~Denise Levertov


Spirit has been alone

of late. Built a house

of fallen leaves

among exposed tree-roots.

Plans dreamily

to fetch water

from a stone well. 100 more words