Denise Levertov

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

To The Reader - Poem by Denise Levertov

As you read, a white bear leisurely
pees, dyeing the snow
saffron,

and as you read, many gods
lie among lianas: eyes of obsidian
are watching the generations of leaves,

and as you read
the sea is turning its dark pages,
turning
its dark pages.


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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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