Losing Track

Long after you have swung back
away from me
I think you are still with me:

you come in close to the shore
on the tide
and nudge me awake the way

a boat adrift nudges the pier:
am I a pier
half-in half-out of the water?

and 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,

mud sucking at gray and black
timbers of me,
a light growth of green dreams drying.

by Denise Levertov

Comments (6)

Alone again! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
Deep and touching! A well deserved poem of the day!
Long after you have swung back away from me I think you are still with me: ...... touching beginning. A beautiful poem nicely executed.
you come in close to the shore on the tide and nudge me awake the way... beautiful expressions. tony
One of the best poems by Denise Levertov.........
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