Denise Levertov quotes - 10 of
In the dense light of wakened flesh
animal man is a prince. As from alabaster ...
All that blesses the step of the antelope
all the grace a giraffe lifts to the highest leaves ...
Woman fears for man, he goes
out alone to his labors. No mirror nests in his pocket.
His sex hangs unhidden
or rises before him blind and questing.
is a cave, there are bones at the hearth.
Don't lock me in wedlock, I want
marriage, an encounter....
I would be
met and meet you so, in a green airy space, not locked in.
it is the thunder of the serpent drumroll of the mounting smell of gas.
jet, obsidian, ember
of bloodstone, glisten of mineral green. And what hangs out there asleep.
speech akin to the light
with which at day's end and day's ...
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