Denise Levertov Quotes

putting his hope in certain death, lowering his head again to the grass.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Ce bruit de la mer . . ....."
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Let the space under the first storey be dark, let the water lap the stone posts, and vivid green slime glimmer upon them; let a boat be kept there.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Psalm Concerning the Castle."
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image of water, a brightness not gold, not silver, rippling as if with laughter.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Ripple."
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That sound, everywhere about us, of the sea— the tree among its tresses has always heard it, and the horse dips his black body in the sound stretching his neck as if towards drinking water ...
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Ce bruit de la mer . . ....."
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Let me be at the place of the castle. Let the castle be within me.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Psalm Concerning the Castle."
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(1) Know the pinetrees. Know the orange dryness of sickness and death in needle and cone. Know them too in green health, those among whom your life is laid.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Runes."
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I have seen not behind but within, within the dull grief, blown grit, hideous concrete façades, another grief, a gleam as of dew, an abode of mercy....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "City Psalm."
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As if that hand squeezing crow's blood against a white sky beside an idiot's laughing face were real.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Puñal."
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(3) 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 (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Runes."
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not that horror was not, not that the killings did not continue, not that I thought there was to be no more despair, but that as if transparent all disclosed an otherness that was blessèd, that was bliss. I saw Paradise in the dust of the street.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "City Psalm."
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