Saturday, October 24, 2009

Meandering in consciousness . . .

Today is the birthday of Denise Levertov (October 24, 1923–December 20, 1997), poet. She composed more than twenty volumes of poetry and four books of prose.

"Every day, every day I hear enough to fill a year of nights with wondering." - Denise Levertov

"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 . . elements in the reader that would otherwise be stagnant." - Denise Levertov

"One of the obligations of the writer is to say or sing all that he or she can, to deal with as much of the world as becomes possible to him or her in language." - Denise Levertov

"Peace as a positive condition of society, not merely as an interim between wars, is something so unknown that it casts no images on the mind's screen." - Denise Levertov

"Marvelous Truth, confront us at every turn, in every guise." - Denise Levertov

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