Denise Levertov

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

In Mind - Poem by Denise Levertov

There's in my mind a woman
of innocence, unadorned but

fair-featured and smelling of
apples or grass. She wears

a utopian smock or shift, her hair
is light brown and smooth, and she

is kind and very clean without
ostentation-

but she has
no imagination

And there's a
turbulent moon-ridden girl

or old woman, or both,
dressed in opals and rags, feathers

and torn taffeta,
who knows strange songs

but she is not kind.


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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (12/22/2015 4:28:00 AM)


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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