Thursday, March 28, 2013

Denise Levertov: "Witness"

Sometimes the mountain
is hidden from me in veils
of cloud, sometimes
I am hidden from the mountain
in veils of inattention, apathy, fatigue,
when I forget or refuse to go
down to the shore or a few yards
up the road, on a clear day,
to reconfirm
that witnessing presence.

"Witness" by Denise Levertov, from Selected Poems, edited by Paul A. Lacey. © New Directions, 2003.

Photograph: By Zapalote Photography (originally color).


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