Denise Levertov Quotes

he walks with me to the gate of Home and leaves me. I enter. Mother is gone, only Things remain. So be it.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Film."
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Old Day the gardener seemed Death himself, or Time, scythe in hand by the sundial and freshly-dug grave in my book of parables.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "A Figure of Time."
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Stir of time, the sequence returning upon itself, branching a new way. To suffer, pains, hope. The attention lives in it as a poem lives or a song going under the skin of memory.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Kingdoms of Heaven."
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Turtle Goddess she of the hard shell soft underneath awaits enormously in a dark grotto the young Heroes....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Film."
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In the autumn brilliance feathers tingle at fingertips.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Air of November."
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He says the waves in the ship's wake are like stones rolling away. I don't see it that way.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Leaving Forever."
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Don't say, don't say there is no water to solace the dryness at our hearts. I have seen the fountain springing out of the rock wall and you drinking there.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Fountain."
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a flying open of doors, convergence of magic objects into feathered hands and crested heads, a prospect of winter verve, a buildup to abundance.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Air of November."
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the gray filth of it: the knowledge that humankind, delicate Man, whose flesh responds to a caress, whose eyes are flowers that perceive the stars ...
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Life at War."
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Don't say, don't say there is no water. That fountain is there among its scalloped green and gray stones, it is still there and always there....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Fountain."
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