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planting daffodils

Yesterday, during a break in the storm, I planted daffodils with my granddaughter Kelly. She’s 3. We had a bag containing 50 bulbs and we planted them all in rough areas where I want a bit of colour next spring. 373 more words

Breath, Pulse and Measure in 20th Century American Poetry (Public lecture, 15th November)

The Arts of Breath public lecture series launches with Professor David Fuller exploring the significance of breath to the Black Mountain Poets. Everyone is welcome to this free talk on 15th November, 18:15, in Durham University… 236 more words

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artificing with denise levertov

Poems have a way of changing the things around us, allowing us to reconcile with and reimagine them at the same time. In this week’s poem, “The Wedding Ring” by Denise Levertov, a wedding ring goes from being listed among forgotten things in a basket to being seen for what else it could become. 212 more words

ON THIS DAY: October 24, 2017

October 24th is

Tony Bennett Day *

Food Day *

Through-the-Lens Day *

International United Nations Day *

World Development Information Day *


MORE!  Belva Lockwood, Alice Perry and Denise Levertov, click 1,165 more words


Live Into Hope

“In city, in suburb, in forest, no way to stretch out the arms — so if you would grow,go straight up or deep down.” 

     ~ Denise Levertov… 296 more words


“The relationships that bind forms together in nature cannot be pure chance, and what we call ‘natural life’ is in effect a relationship between forms, so inexorable that without it this natural life could not exist.  762 more words


Wear scarlet!

Wear scarlet! Tear the green lemons
off the tree! I don’t want
to forget who I am, what has burned in me,
and hang limp and clean, an empty dress.” 9 more words