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Slip-stiching into the past, with a shipyard & some crochet & Denise Levertov

Yesterday I started reading a poem new to me, which I’ll come back to later, see below.

Also visited the Cammell Laird shipyard in Birkenhead and took an hour’s early lunch to get a crochet lesson  with Alma from the Calderstones… 1,220 more words

Essex Girl meets Punk Reader: starting to read a new-to-me poem by Denise Levertov

This morning I’m starting to read a poem new to me, which I’ve found in the very lovely (New Directions) Collected Poems of Denise Levertov… 886 more words

POETRY: Of Being by Denise Levertov

I know this happiness
is provisional:

the looming presences—
great suffering, great fear—

withdraw only
into peripheral vision:

but ineluctable this shimmering
of wind in the blue leaves: 19 more words

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The Quest

The Quest

High, hollowed in green
above the rocks of reason
lies the crater lake
whose ice the dreamer breaks
to find a summer season.’He will plunge like a plummet down… 27 more words


POETRY: Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis by Denise Levertov

Maybe he looked indeed
much as Rembrandt envisioned Him
in those small heads that seem in fact
portraits of more than a model.
A dark, still young, very intelligent face, 191 more words

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POETRY: Ikon: The Harrowing of Hell by Denise Levertov

Down through the tomb’s inward arch
He has shouldered out into Limbo
to gather them, dazed, from dreamless slumber:
the merciful dead, the prophets,
the innocents just His own age and those… 215 more words

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Death and Pejorative Vision in Charles Olson, Part 1

Death and Pejorative Vision in Charles Olson, Part 1

August 29, 2017


If you are a poet or reader of ZigZag poetry you really need to know about Charles Olson. 292 more words

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