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Denise Levertov - Adam's Complaint

Some people,
no matter what you give them,
still want the moon.
The bread,
the salt,
white meat and dark,
still hungry.
The marriage bed
and the cradle,
still empty arms.
You give them land,
their own earth under their feet,
still they take to the roads.
And water: dig them the deepest well,
still it's not deep enough
to drink the moon from.

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Poet: Denise Levertov
Poem: Adam's Complaint
Poem of the Day: Jun 5 2011

Comment 98 of 98, added on January 28th, 2018 at 10:08 PM.

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just another from Papua New Guinea
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lucy ann from Hungary
Comment 96 of 98, added on May 10th, 2017 at 10:04 AM.

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jeremy abrams from Germany

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