Denise Levertov

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Denise Levertov was a British-born American poet.

Biography

Born in Ilford, Essex, England, her mother, Beatrice Spooner-Jones Levertoff, was Welsh. Her father, Paul Levertoff, immigrated to England from Germany, was a Russian Hassidic Safardic Jew who became an Anglican priest. While being educated at home, Levertov showed an enthusia ...
Popular Poems
1.
What Were They Like?
Did the people of Viet Nam
use lanterns of stone?
Did they hold ceremonies
to reverence the opening of buds?
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2.
Talking To Grief
Ah, Grief, I should not treat you
like a homeless dog
who comes to the back door
for a crust, for a meatless bone.
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3.
Aware
When I found the door
I found the vine leaves
speaking among themselves in abundant
whispers.
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4.
Bearing The Light
5.
The Secret
Two girls discover
the secret of life
in a sudden line of
poetry.
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Popular Quotes
11 November 2014
The poem has a social effect of some kind whether or not the poet wills it to have. It has kinetic force, it sets in motion ... [ellipsis in source] elements in the reader that would otherwise be stagnant.

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Robert 08 May 2020
Where is; " What the Fig Tree Said" ? ? ? ?
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Meredith123 17 January 2020
Woah! Brilliant poems! The emotions I showed while reading these was unreal. I shed so many tears. My heart was palpitating out of my chest! So, so beautiful. I will definitely recommend her poetry
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Malia 10 December 2018
Such a beautiful poem! I think you are right next to my favorite author and poetry writer, drumroll please...ROALD DAHL!
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Paul Ricard 19 February 2010
i've never read anything about her before, but this morning I happened upon a poem of her's, 'Aware' which has sent my heart soaring. So beautiful! ! ! Is there anyway that I could write to her, e-mail or regular? ? ? Please let me know, I want to thank her and tell her that I am looking forward to more readings of her poetry in the near future. Such a beautiful poem.
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