Denise Levertov Quotes

Two by two in the ark of the ache of it.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-American poet. "The Ache of Marriage," O Taste and See (1964).
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A form upon the quilted overcast, gleam, Sacrè Coeur, saltlick to the mind's desire
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Threshold."
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But not luck brought us here. By design clear air and cold wind polish the river lights, by design we are to live now in a new place.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "From the Roof."
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looking for joy, some joy not to be known outside it two by two in the ark of the ache of it.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Ache of Marriage."
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To speak of sorrow works upon it moves it from its crouched place barring the way to and from the soul's hall....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "To Speak."
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This wild night, gathering the washing as if it were flowers animal vines twisting over the line and slapping my face lightly, soundless merriment in the gesticulations of shirtsleeves ...
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "From the Roof."
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looking for joy, some joy not to be known outside it two by two in the ark of the ache of it.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-American poet. The Ache of Marriage (l. 10-13). . . Poems 1960-1967 [Denise Levertov]. (1983) New Directions.
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before its great shadow joined the walls and roof and seemed to uphold the hall like a beam.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "To Speak."
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When my body leaves me I'm lonesome for it. but body goes away to I don't know where and it's lonesome to drift above the space it fills when it's here.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Gone Away."
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by noon the whole city in all its corruption, all its shed blood the monsoon cannot wash away, has become a temple, fragile, insolent, absolute.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Altars in the Street."
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