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Denise Levertov

There is a wonderful piece in Brain Pickings (an excellent online newsletter I read every Sunday without fail) on Denise Levertov. It’s called, “The Midwifery of Creativity: Denise Levertov on How Great Works of Art Are Born.” … 171 more words


POETRY: That Day, by Denise Levertov

Across a lake in Switzerland, fifty years ago,
light was jousting with long lances, fencing with broadswords
back and forth among cloudy peaks and foothills. 133 more words


Everything that Acts Is Actual [denise levertov]

From the tawny light
from the rainy nights
from the imagination finding
itself and more than itself
alone and more than alone
at the bottom of the well where the moon lives,   
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Denise Levertov

Definition#276 Dusk

Dusk was smoothing breadths of silk
over the lake, watery amethyst fading to gray.
Denise Levertov from A Reward


Theme of Class #2: From Up in the Air

In our Thursday evening class, Walking Together without Fear: Reading and Writing with Alice Walker, we pondered the following reflections from Alice Walker, Denise Levertov, and Fred Branfman. 717 more words

The War-making State

Nunc Dimittis

It’s the wrong time of year, I know, but I was leafing through some old notes yesterday and rediscovered this poem by Denise Levertov. It’s beautiful, simple, and needs no comment from me. 38 more words


beginners :: denise levertov

Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla

“From too much love of living,
Hope and desire set free,
Even the weariest river…
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