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Reflection 7.20.16

As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them,
so would I learn to attain… 18 more words




Il s’agit de voir
Tellement plus clair,

De faire avec choses
Comme la lumiere.


It’s a question of seeing
so much clearer

of doing to things… 214 more words


"Compassion for our ugly" 

In the last couple of weeks words have been used and misused, to deceive, accuse, blame, hurt, malign and divide us. I have frequently felt lost for words and have felt I wanted to withdraw from conversations and hide. 147 more words

come into animal presence :: denise levertov

Come into animal presence.
No man is so guileless as
the serpent. The lonely white
rabbit on the roof is a star
twitching its ears at the rain. 119 more words


The music of correspondences

Reverence for life, if it is a necessary relationship to the world, must be so for all people, not only for poets. Yes; but it is the poet who has language in his care; the poet who more than others recognizes language as a…

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Levertov's "Concurrences" as Touchstone

Denise Levertov’s little poem “Concurrences” is one of those poems that acts as a touchstone for me:

Each day’s terror, almost

a form of boredom — madmen… 491 more words