Friday, February 02, 2007

Silent Poetry Reading

How could I pass up the opportunity?

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,

grief, mercy, language,
tangerine, weather, to
breathe them, bite,
savor, chew, swallow, transform

into our flesh our
deaths, crossing the street, plum, quince,
living in the orchard and being

hungry, and plucking
the fruit.

-- Denise Levertov

1 comment:

EmilyG said...

Lovely. Thank you for this!