Denise Levertov Quotes

The young elm that must be cut because its roots push at the house wall taps and scrapes my window urgently but when I look round at it remains still.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Living While It May."
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the white bruised ground-mist the mirage of a true lake.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Ground-Mist."
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but you are not deaf, you pick out your own song from the uproar line by line, and at last throw back your head and sing it.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "A Man."
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Hey, who is glancing there? Shadow-me, not with malice but mercurially shot with foreknowledge of dread and sweat.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Looking-glass."
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in the human faults and depths silences floating between night and daybreak illusion and substance.
Denise Levertov (b.1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Ground-Mist."
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'Living a life'— the beauty of deep lines dug in your cheeks.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "A Man."
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Long after you have swung back away from me I think you are still with me....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Losing Track."
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... forgotten signs all bringing the soul's travels to a place of origin, a well under the lake where the Muse moves.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Illustration."
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a child who traced voyages indelibly all over the atlas, who now in a far country remembers the first river, the first field, bricks and lumber dumped in it ready for building, that new smell, and remembers the walls of the garden, the first light.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "A Map of the Western Part of the County of Essex in England."
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in the pleasure of that communion I lose track, the moon I watch goes down, the tide swings you away before I know I'm alone again long since,
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-American poet. Losing Track (l. 10-15). . . Poems 1960-1967 [Denise Levertov]. (1983) New Directions.
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