Denise Levertov

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

The Quest - Poem by Denise Levertov

High, hollowed in green
above the rocks of reason
lies the crater lake
whose ice the dreamer breaks
to find a summer season.

'He will plunge like a plummet down
far into hungry tides'
they cry, but as the sea
climbs to a lunar magnet
so the dreamer pursues
the lake where love resides.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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