Tuesday, September 1, 2020

" ... this need ..."

Denise Levertov

Of Being

I know this happiness
is provisional:
the looming presences –
great suffering, great fear –
withdraw only
into peripheral vision:
but ineluctable this shimmering
of wind in the blue leaves:
this flood of stillness
widening the lake of sky:
this need to dance,
this need to kneel:
this mystery:


Anonymous said...

A truly beautiful poem. Thank you for posting it and the beautiful photo.

37paddington said...

Perspective is everything. This is gorgeous.