Quotation by Denise Levertov

the real, the new-laid
egg whose speckled shell
the poet fondles and must break
if he will be nourished.
Denise Levertov (b. 1923), Anglo-American poet. Matins (l. 29–32). . .

Poems 1960-1967 [Denise Levertov]. (1983) New Directions.
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