Aware Poem by Denise Levertov


Rating: 3.0

When I found the door
I found the vine leaves
speaking among themselves in abundant
My presence made them
hush their green breath,
embarrassed, the way
humans stand up, buttoning their jackets,
acting as if they were leaving anyway, as if
the conversation had ended
just before you arrived.
I liked
the glimpse I had, though,
of their obscure
gestures. I liked the sound
of such private voices. Next time
I'll move like cautious sunlight, open
the door by fractions, eavesdrop

Mahtab Bangalee 10 December 2018

Promiscuous all in aware for welcome! ...//// lovely poem

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* Sunprincess * 06 June 2014 this is one way of finding out what is going on.... and quite possibly who your true friends are.....adding to my favourites...

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Bernard F. Asuncion 10 December 2018

Such a great poem by Denise Levertov...................

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Edward Kofi Louis 10 December 2018

Aware! ! I liked the sound! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Glen Kappy 10 December 2018

I relate to this description of how, specially aware, we are suddenly and for a moment let in to the private conversations of the other living beings in nature. Nice. -GK

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Anil Kumar Panda 10 December 2018

Such a lovely and sweet poem. Listening to the whispers of leaves- great imagery indeed. Loved it.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 10 December 2018

This is a beautifull poem having haunting expresson aand nice collocation. It is justified to be this poem in the poem of the day.

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