Tag: denise levertov

What Kinds of Annuniciations Have You Experienced?

This is an excerpt from the poem “Annunciation” by Denise Levertov. I read this poem last advent when on a wonderful Advent Retreat with Michael Fish, OSB Cam, at Santa Sabina Center in San Rafael, CA. The poem can be found on the Education… Continue Reading “What Kinds of Annuniciations Have You Experienced?”

Beginners

Today’s Easter Poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov Beginners (Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla) “From too much love of living, Hope and desire set free, Even the weariest river Winds somewhere to the sea—“ But we… Continue Reading “Beginners”

O Taste and See

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. O Taste and See The world is not with us enough O taste and see the subway Bible poster said, meaning The Lord, meaning if anything all that lives to the imagination’s tongue,… Continue Reading “O Taste and See”

The Feast of the Annunciation

March 25th, nine months before Christmas – the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, is celebrated this day in Lent. So today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is Annunciation by Denise Levertov. This year, because we are in the midst of Holy… Continue Reading “The Feast of the Annunciation”

Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis

Today is Palm Sunday, and our Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis Maybe He looked indeed much as Rembrandt envisioned Him in those small heads that seem in fact portraits of more than a model. A… Continue Reading “Salvator Mundi: Via Crucis”

The Avowal

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. The Avowal As swimmers dare to lie face to the sky and water bears them, as hawks rest upon air and air sustains them, so would I learn to attain freefall, and float… Continue Reading “The Avowal”

To Live in the Mercy of God

Today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is by Denise Levertov. To Live in the Mercy of God To lie back under the tallest oldest trees. How far the stems rise, rise before ribs of shelter open! To live in the mercy of God.… Continue Reading “To Live in the Mercy of God”

Beginners

I am very fond of the poetry of Denise Levertov, and today’s Lenten poem from Education for Justice is one of hers. Beginners by Denise Levertov -Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla “From too much love of living, Hope and desire… Continue Reading “Beginners”