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Resolution: No Clutter

Too fidgety the mind’s compass
(R.S. Thomas, “Adam Tempted”)

I pile books on books and
thought on thought. I pile
obligation onto guilt, and duty… 104 more words


Love Song by Denise Levertov

My dearest T., yes, I had seen the flowers many times but you pointed to their light heads bobbing in the wind and said, look, heart’s ease, before we walked on. 132 more words


Of Being by Denise Levertov

My dearest T., I am thinking of the story of the boy whose hat hid a whole village. You said that the skies were outside the hat and I declared that they lay within. 77 more words



Sometimes the mountain
is hidden from me in veils
of cloud, sometimes
I am hidden from the mountain
in veils of inattention, apathy, fatigue,
when I forget or refuse to go… 22 more words

Poems By Others

Denise Levertov, In Mind

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… 52 more words

Denise Levertov


“It’s me. One day I saw myself in the street just like that. I was the dog.”[i]

“The Dog of Art”

“That dog with daisies for eyes… 660 more words


memorial plaque to be unveiled

A plaque to honor the memory of internationally-renowned poet Denise Levertov will be unveiled in a ceremony at 10:00am, Saturday, December 3, 2016, at her former Seattle home, 5535 Seward Park Avenue S. 219 more words