Comments about Denise Levertov
nickripatrazone: Wendell Berry, Denise Levertov, Thomas Merton, & a wheelbarrow. Photo by Ralph Eugene Meatyard.
themoneyiowe: “Love is a landscape the long mountains / define” — Denise Levertov
PoetNotRockStar: “Keep writing in the dark:
a record of the night, or
words that pulled you from the depths of unknowing,
words that flew through your mind, strange birds
crying their urgency with human voices [...]
words that may have the power
to make the sun rise again.”
CVOmana: Denise Levertov Should Be More Famous
ERBks: 7 Classic poems from Denise Levertov -
ElderflowerJam: "My experience of what it is like to be a student seemed to me, when I began to teach, to be a disability."
- Denise Levertov, The Untaught Teacher, 1970
One of the things I appreciate most about Levertov is the idea that formal classroom education isn't *everything.*
margriet_mar: Driving home last night...
“But for us the road unfurls itself, we don't stop walking, we know there is far to go.”
wetherby2019: Lives of a Poet: Denise Levertov
PoetNotRockStar: “Solitude within multitude seduced me early.”
— Denise Levertov
kristinaspralja: let in the light that answers your desire
awakening at midnight with the fire,
until its magic burns the wavering sea
and flames caress the windows of your tower."
- Denise Levertov: The Sea's Wash In The Hollow Of The Heart
revkatemcdonald: On poetry & peace:
'A line of peace might appear
if we restructured the sentence our lives are making,
revoked its reaffirmation of profit and power,
questioned our needs, allowed
long pauses . . .' (Denise Levertov)
PoetNotRockStar: Denise Levertov, “What She Could Not Tell Him”, Poems 1972-1982
schneiks: Losing Track by Denise Levertov - Poems | Academy of American Poets
wakdjunkaga53: Losing Track by Denise Levertov - Poems | Academy of American Poets
mbproust: seriously I love poetry so much. here’s two poems by denise levertov.
POETSorg: 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:
wdavidotaylor: The poem, which accompanies the art, is by Denise Levertov, “The Avowal.”
can’t be imagined before it is made,
can’t be known except
in the words of its making,
grammar of justice,
syntax of mutual aid."
-- Denise Levertov
hootenannie1: As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them,
so would I learn to attain
freefall, and float
into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,
knowing no effort earns
that all-surrounding grace.
“The Avowal” by Denise Levertov
KellyChripczuk: "Swimming reminds us that the difference between sinking and floating lies in the smallest adjustment of posture." Quiet Lights: a poem by Denise Levertov and reflections on swimming.
veeritor: "For Those Whom the Gods Love Less," by Denise Levertov
TheEthanWalther: "It's when we face for a moment the worst our kind can do, and shudder to know the taint in our own selves, that awe cracks the mind's shell and enters the heart."
- Denise Levertov
armenotti: Denise Levertov, from To Stay Alive: Poems; “I Thirst,”
PoetNotRockStar: “Keep writing in the dark: a record of the night, or words that pulled you from depths of unknowing, words that flew through your mind [...] words that may have the power to make the sun rise again.”
— Denise Levertov
Cryptic_Canvas: "And on our lips the blood of berries before we kiss."
— Denise Levertov
nemoloris: A spot of swiny grunting with Denise Levertov.
ellenvrana: A wonderful collection from the life's work of Denise Levertov, a British-born, American grown poet of undeniable vitality and interest in matters as small as tulips and as large as death.
Jopolkadot: “Make a place for yourself in the darkness and wait there.
Denise Levertov ~ To Stay Alive
Photography © Marco Guerra
jcontd: "a basket
of bread that hurts
my shoulders but closes me
in fragrance. I can
eat as I go."
MeaningBot42: A Life of One's Own – from a Denise Levertov poem….