A Gift By Denise Levertov

A Gift by Denise Levertov Just when you seem to yourself nothing but a flimsy web of questions, you are given the questions of others…

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A Map Of The Western Part Of The County Of Essex In England By Denise Levertov

A Map Of The Western Part Of The County Of Essex In England Something forgotten for twenty years: though my fathers and mothers came from…

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A Time Past By Denise Levertov

A Time Past The old wooden steps to the front door where I was sitting that fall morning when you came downstairs, just awake, and…

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An Excerpt By Denise Levertov

An Excerpt iiGloria Praise the wet snow falling early. Praise the shadow my neighor’s chimney casts on the tile roof even this gray October day…

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At The Justice Department November 15, 1969 By Denise Levertov

At The Justice Department November 15, 1969 Brown gas-fog, white beneath the street lamps. Cut off on three sides, all space filled with our bodies….

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Beginners By Denise Levertov

Beginners by Denise Levertov Dedicated to the memory of Karen Silkwood and Eliot Gralla “From too much love of living, Hope and desire set free,…

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Caedmon By Denise Levertov

Caedmon All others talked as if talk were a dance. Clodhopper I, with clumsy feet would break the gliding ring. Early I learned to hunch…

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Clouds By Denise Levertov

Clouds The clouds as I see them, rising urgently, roseate in the mounting of somber power surging in evening haste over roofs and hermetic grim…

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Ein Baum Erzählt Von Orpheus By Denise Levertov

Ein Baum Erzählt Von Orpheus Weißer Tagesanbruch. Stille. Als das Kräuseln begann, hielt ich es für Seewind, in unser Tal kommend mit Raunen von Salz,…

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Celebration By Denise Levertov

Celebration by Denise Levertov Brilliant, this day — a young virtuoso of a day. Morning shadow cut by sharpest scissors, deft hands. And every prodigy…

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Eros By Denise Levertov

Eros The flowerlike animal perfume in the god’s curly hair — don’t assume that like a flower his attributes are there to tempt you or…

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Freedom By Denise Levertov

Freedom by Denise Levertov Perhaps we humans have wanted God most as witness to acts of choice made in solitude. Acts of mercy, of sacrifice….

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February Evening In New York By Denise Levertov

February Evening In New York As the stores close, a winter light opens air to iris blue, glint of frost through the smoke grains of…

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Goodbye To Tolerance By Denise Levertov

Goodbye To Tolerance Genial poets, pink-faced earnest wits— you have given the world some choice morsels, gobbets of language presented as one presents T-bone steak…

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Hypocrite Women By Denise Levertov

Hypocrite Women Hypocrite women, how seldom we speak of our own doubts, while dubiously we mother man in his doubt! And if at Mill Valley…

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Ikon – The Harrowing Of Hell By Denise Levertov

Ikon – The Harrowing Of Hell Down through the tomb’s inward arch He has shouldered out into Limbo to gather them, dazed, from dreamless slumber:…

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Making Peace By Denise Levertov

Making Peace by Denise Levertov A voice from the dark called out, “The poets must give us imagination of peace, to oust the intense, familiar…

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Illustrious Ancestors By Denise Levertov

Illustrious Ancestors by Denise Levertov The Rav of Northern White Russia declined, in his youth, to learn the language of birds, because the extraneous did…

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In California – Morning, Evening, Late January By Denise Levertov

In California – Morning, Evening, Late January Pale, then enkindled, light advancing, emblazoning summits of palm and pine, the dew lingering, scripture of scintillas. Soon…

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Looking, Walking, Being By Denise Levertov

Looking, Walking, Being by Denise Levertov “The World is not something to look at, it is something to be in.” — Mark Rudman I look…

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Matins By Denise Levertov

Matins i The authentic! Shadows of it sweep past in dreams, one could say imprecisely, evoking the almost-silent ripping apart of giant sheets of cellophane….

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Making Peace By Denise Levertov

Making Peace A voice from the dark called out, “The poets must give us imagination of peace, to oust the intense, familiar imagination of disaster….

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On A Theme By Thomas Merton By Denise Levertov

On A Theme By Thomas Merton “Adam, where are you?”        ;    God’s hands palpate darkness, the void that is Adam’s inattention, his confused attention to…

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Only Once By Denise Levertov

Only Once by Denise Levertov All which, because it was flame and song and granted us joy, we thought we’d do, be, revisit, turns out…

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News Report, September 1991 By Denise Levertov

News Report, September 1991 U.S. BURIED IRAQI SOLDIERS ALIVE IN GULF WAR ‘What you saw was a bunch of trenches with arms sticking out.’ ‘Plows…

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Of Being By Denise Levertov

Of Being by Denise Levertov I know this happiness is provisional: the looming presences — great suffering, great fear — withdraw only into peripheral vision:…

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Partial Resemblance By Denise Levertov

Partial Resemblance A doll’s hair concealing an eggshell skull delicately throbbing, within which maggots in voluptuous unrest jostle and shrug. Oh, Eileen, my big doll,…

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Primary Wonder By Denise Levertov

Primary Wonder by Denise Levertov Days pass when I forget the mystery. Problems insoluble and problems offering their own ignored solutions jostle for my attention,…

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Prisoners By Denise Levertov

Prisoners Though the road turn at last to death’s ordinary door, and we knock there, ready to enter and it opens easily for us, yet…

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Scraps Of Moon By Denise Levertov

Scraps of moon by Denise Levertov Scraps of moon bobbing discarded on broken water but sky-moon complete, transcending all violation Here she seems to be…

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Seeing For A Momentby By Denise Levertov

Seeing for a Momentby Denise Levert ov I thought I was growing wings — it was a cocoon. I thought, now is the time to…

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The Fountain By Denise Levertov

The Fountain by Denise Levertov Don’t say, don’t say there is no water to solace the dryness at our hearts. I have seen the fountain…

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Song For Ishtar By Denise Levertov

Song For Ishtar The moon is a sow and grunts in my throat Her great shining shines through me so the mud of my hollow…

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Stepping Westward By Denise Levertov

Stepping Westward by Denise Levertov What is green in me darkens, muscadine. If woman is inconstant, good, I am faithful to ebb and flow, I…

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The 90th Year By Denise Levertov

The 90th Year High in the jacaranda shines the gilded thread of a small bird’s curlicue of song-too high for her to see or hear….

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The Depths By Denise Levertov

The Depthsby Denise Levertov the abyss of everlasting light is revealed. The last cobwebs of fog in the black fir trees are flakes of white…

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The Sage By Denise Levertov

The Sage The cat is eating the roses: that’s the way he is. Don’t stop him, don’t stop the world going round, that’s the way…

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The Secret By Denise Levertov

The Secret by Denise Levertov Two girls discover the secret of life in a sudden line of poetry. I who don’t know the secret wrote…

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Variation On A Theme By Rilke By Denise Levertov

Variation On A Theme By Rilke by Denise Levertov (The Book of Hours, Book I, Poem 1, Stanza 1) A certain day became a presence…

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The Springtime By Denise Levertov

The Springtime The red eyes of rabbits aren’t sad. No one passes the sad golden village in a barge any more. The sunset will leave…

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To Live In The Mercy Of God 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…

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Witness By Denise Levertov

Witness by Denise Levertov Sometimes the mountain is hidden from me in veils of cloud, sometimes I am hidden from the mountain in veils of…

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مخمس سید همایون شاه عالمی بر غزل حضرت ابوالمعانی بیدل رح

مخمس سید همایون شاه عالمی بر غزل حضرت ابوالمعانی بیدل (رح) عشق از رایحـــــــــۀ دلـــدار است زآن سبب قیمـــــت ِ آن بسیار است دامن ِ…

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ترانه جاویدان: شعر از استاد شهریار آواز استاد ساربان

“ترانه جاویدان” ای شاخ گل که در پی گلچین دوانیم این نیست مزد رنج من و باغبانیم پروردمت به ناز که بنشینمت به پای ای…

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I Tried To Find Him

I tried to find HIM on the Christian cross, but HE was not there; I went to the Temple of the Hindus and to the…

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شـــــان و شــکوه – مخمس احمد محمود امپراطور

بشکستـــــــه اند شـــــان و شــکوه و غرور را بربـــــــاد داده انـــــــد زمـــــــــام امـــــــور را بر بستـــــــه اند چشمـــــه ای خورشیـد و نور بیمــــــــــار کـــــرده اند…

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Ай Маҳви Ишқгашта Ҷониву Чизи Дигар – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай маҳви ишқгашта, ҷониву чизи дигар, Ай он, ки он ту дорӣ, ониву чизи дигар! Асрори осмонро в-аҳволи ину онро Аз лавҳи нонабишта хониву чизи…

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Ай Муборак Зи Ту Сабӯҳу Сабоҳ – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай муборак зи ту сабӯҳу сабоҳ, В-ай музаффарфар аз ту қалбу ҷаноҳ! Ай шароби таҳур аз кафи ҳур Бар ҳарифони маҷлиси ту мубоҳ! Ай кушода…

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Ай Навбаҳори Ошиқон Дорӣ Хабар Аз Ёри Мо – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай навбаҳори ошиқон, дорӣ хабар аз ёри мо! Ай аз ту обастан чаман в-ай аз ту хандон боғҳо! Ай бодҳои хушнафас, ушшоқро фарёдрас, Ай поктар…

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Ай Нафси Чу Саг Охир То Чанд Занӣ Дандон – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай нафси чу саг, охир, то чанд занӣ дандон! В-аз кибри касон ранҷӣ в-андар ту дусад чандон! Гирёниву пурзаҳрӣ, бо халқ чӣ бо қаҳрӣ, Монанди…

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Ай Нотиқи Илоҳӣ В-Ай Дидаи Ҳақойиқ – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай нотиқи илоҳӣ в-ай дидаи ҳақойиқ, З-ин қулзуми пуроташ, ай чораи халойиқ! Ту бас қадим пирӣ, бас шоҳи беназирӣ, Ҷонро ту дастгирӣ аз офати алойиқ….

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Ай Нури Афлоки Замин Чашму Чароғи Ғайббин – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай нури афлоки замин, чашму чароғи ғайббин, Ай ту чунину сад чунин, махдуми ҷонам Шамси дин! То ғамзаат хунрез шуд в-он зулф анбарбез шуд, Ҷон…

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Ай Нӯш Карда Нешро Бехеш Кун Бохешро – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай нӯш карда нешро, бехеш кун бохешро, Бохеш кун бехешро, чизе бидиҳ дарвешро! Ташриф диҳ ушшоқро, пурнур кун офоқро, Бар заҳр зан тарёқро, чизе бидиҳ…

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Ай Ойина Фақирӣ Ҷониву Чизи Дигар – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай ойина, фақирӣ, ҷониву чизи дигар, В-ай он ки дар замирӣ, ониву чизи дигар! Асрори осмонро, андешаву ниҳонро, Аҳволи ину онро дониву чизи дигар! Таърихи…

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Ай Он Ки Пеши Ҳуснат Ҳуре Қидам Дарояд – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай он, ки пеши ҳуснат ҳуре қидам дарояд, Дар хонаи хаёлат шояд, ки ғам дарояд?! Ай он, ки ҳар вуҷуде з-оғоз аз ту хезад, Шояд,…

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Ай Осмон Ин Чарх Ман З-Он Моҳрӯ Омӯхтам – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай осмон, ин чарх ман з-он моҳрӯ омӯхтам, Хуршеди ӯро зарраам, ин рақс аз ӯ омӯхтам! Ай маҳ ниқоби рӯйи ӯ, ай об ҷон дар…

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Ай Рӯйи Маҳи Ту Шод Хандон – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай рӯйи маҳи ту шод, хандон, Он рӯй ҳамеша бод хандон! Он моҳ зи ҳеч кас назодаст В-ар з-он ки бизод, зод хандон! Ай Юсуфи…

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Ай Рӯйи Ту Навбаҳори Хандон – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай рӯйи ту навбаҳори хандон, Аҳсант, зиҳӣ, нигори хандон! Мебинамат, ай нигор, дар хулд Бар шохи дарахт анори хандон! Як лаҳза ҷудо мабош аз ман,…

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Ай Сабо Боде Ки Дорӣ Дар Сар Аз Ёре Бигӯ – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай сабо, боде, ки дорӣ дар сар аз ёре, бигӯ! Гар нагӯйӣ бо касе, бо ошиқон боре бигӯ! Қисса кун дар гӯши мо, гар дигарон…

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Ай Саги Қассоби Ҳаҷр Хуни Маро Хуш Билес – Мавлоно Ҷалолуддини Балхӣ

Ай саги қассоби ҳаҷр, хуни маро хуш билес, З-он ки нарезад кунун хуни раҳӣ як лакес! Ганҷи ниҳони ду кавн пеши рухаш як ҷав аст,…

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