Denise Levertov Quotes

But for us the road unfurls itself, we count the words in our pockets, we wonder how it will be without them, we don't stop walking, we know there is far to go....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "September 1961."
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some petals fall with that sound one listens for....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Tulips."
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The blood we give the dead to drink is deeds we do at the will of the dead spirits in us, not our own live will.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Didactic Poem."
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a painful privacy learning to live without words. E.P. "It looks like dying"MWilliams: "I can't describe to you what has been happening to me"— H.D. "unable to speak."
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "September 1961."
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Supererogatory divinations one is lured on by! The routine is decent. As if the white page were a clean tablecloth ...
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Unknown."
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Refuse them! If we too miss out, don't create our lives, invent or deeds, do them, dance a tune with our own feet, we shall thirst in Hades, in the blood of our children.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Didactic Poem."
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We have the words in our pockets, obscure directions. The old ones have taken away the light of their presence....
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "September 1961."
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and if the day is no day for miracles, then the preparations are an order one may rest in. But one doesn't want rest, one wants miracles.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "The Unknown."
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there is more blood than sweet juice always more blood—mister death goes indoors exhausted
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "During the Eichmann Trial."
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'It's alright—there are many avenues, many corridors of the soul that are dark also. Shalom.'
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-U.S. poet. "Shalom."
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