Denise Levertov

(24 October 1923 – 20 December 1997 / Ilford, Essex)

Denise Levertov Poems

1. What Were They Like? 1/3/2003
2. The Secret 1/3/2003
3. Aware 1/3/2003
4. A Tree Telling of Orpheus 1/3/2003
5. Adam's Complaint 1/3/2003
6. The Ache of Marriage 1/3/2003
7. Celebration 1/3/2003
8. Bearing the Light 1/3/2003
9. To the Snake 1/3/2003
10. Everything That Acts Is Actual 1/3/2003
11. Contraband 1/3/2003
12. The Rainwalkers 1/3/2003
13. Variation on a Theme by Rilke 1/3/2003
14. Talking to Grief 1/3/2003
15. Hymn To Eros 1/3/2003
16. An Embroidery 1/3/2003
17. Living 1/3/2003
18. Grey Sparrow Addresses the Mind's Ear 1/3/2003
19. In Mind 1/3/2003
20. Losing Track 1/3/2003

Seeing For A Moment

I thought I was growing wings—
it was a cocoon.

I thought, now is the time to step
into the fire—
it was deep water.

Eschatology is a word I learned
as a child: the study of Last Things;

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