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POETRY: O Taste And See by Denise Levertov

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. (Psalm 34:8)

The world is
not with us enough.

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Salt & Grit: 'Beyond the End' with Denise Levertov

Today I’m continuing the reading I started two days ago, of Denise Levertov’s ‘Beyond The End’

Beyond The End

In ‘nature’ there’s no choice —

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Snakes 'n' Shopping in Denise Levertov

Today I’m continuing the reading I started yesterday, of Denise Levertov’s ‘Beyond The End’

Beyond The End

In ‘nature’ there’s no choice —
flowers…

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Denise Levertov: 'Beyond The End' plus spiders and live snakes

Today I’m starting a new series of readings from The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov (ed.  Paul Lacey and Anne Dewey,  pub. New Directions 2013). Many thanks to New Directions for permission to reprint the poems here, see below for formal acknowledgement. 1,177 more words

Being put to the fire and talking about it: reading George Herbert

On Saturday 3 June, I’ll be leading a day of Shared Reading  in London, and really looking forward to a day in the company of fellow readers, with poems by one of my favourite poets, George Herbert, and prose from… 1,252 more words

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