Denise Levertov Quotes

Seeing the locus of joy as the gate of a city, or as a lych-gate ...
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Joy."
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The worm artist out of soil, by passage of himself constructing. Castles of metaphor!
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Earth Worm."
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ethereal, their mauve almost a transparent gray, their dark veins bruise-blue.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "A Day Begins."
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Joy, the, 'well . . . joyfulness of joy'M'many years I had not known it,' the woman of eighty said, 'only remembered, till now.'
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Joy."
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Their beauty sets them aside from other men and from women unless a woman has that cold fire in her called poet....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Elves."
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A headless squirrel, some blood oozing from the unevenly chewed-off neck lies in rainsweet grass near the woodshed door.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "A Day Begins."
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Paradise, an endless movie. You walk in, sit down in the dark, it draws you into itself.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Kingdoms of Heaven."
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Elves are no smaller than men, and walk as men do, in this world....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Elves."
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old Death, dusty gardener, are you alive yet, do I live on yet, in your gray considering eye?
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "A Figure of Time."
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As if golden pollen were falling onto your hair from dark trees.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Kingdoms of Heaven."
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