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What to read in a Shared Reading group: Eating fruit with Denise Levertov

Today I’m hoping to finish my reading of , O Taste and See’,  a short poem by Denise Levertov.  I say short – I’ve been here three days, so no promises – it takes what it takes. 1,299 more words

Getting to know Denise Levertov

One of the largest and most transformative reading experiences I’ve had was reading the Complete Letters of George Eliot when writing my Ph.D. You don’t often see the Letters  1,300 more words


By Denise Levertov (1923–1997)

I had grasped God’s garment in the void
but my hand slipped
on the rich silk of it.
The ‘everlasting arms’ my sister liked to remember… 33 more words

Sharing an atom of truth with Bellow, Herzog and Levertov

I don’t want to continue with Shakespeare’s horses today, however energetic they may be. I am not interested enough, life is short.

So I’m turning the pages of the… 1,158 more words

St. Thomas Didymus

By Denise Levertov

In the hot street at noon I saw him
a small man
gray but vivid, standing forth
beyond the crowd’s buzzing
holding in desperate grip his shaking… 426 more words

Denise Levertov

When does night
fold its arms over our hearts
to cherish them?

— Denise Levertov, fron “That Passeth All Understanding,” Oblique Prayers: Poetry. (New Directions, New York, 1984)


"the mountain is hidden"


Sometimes the mountain

is hidden from me in veils

of cloud, sometimes

I am hidden from the mountain

in veils of inattention, apathy, fatigue, 29 more words