Paul's Corner: Poetry Month -- Denise Levertov

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Denise Levertov

TO THE READER

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

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

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

--Denise Levertov