this need to kneel

I know this happiness is provisional:

the looming presences –
great suffering, great fear –

withdraw only
into peripheral vision:

but ineluctable this shimmering
of wind in the blue leaves:

this flood of stillness
widening the lake of sky:

this need to dance,
this need to kneel:

this mystery.

– Denise Levertov, Of Being


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One Comment

  1. Posted May 17, 2013 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    So welcome and so true this day and every day.