Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
January 23rd, 2017 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 318,657 comments.
Denise Levertov - Seeing For A Moment

I thought I was growing wings—
it was a cocoon.

I thought, now is the time to step
into the fire—
it was deep water.

Eschatology is a word I learned
as a child: the study of Last Things;

facing my mirror—no longer young,
   the news—always of death,
   the dogs—rising from sleep and clamoring
      and howling, howling,

I see for a moment
that's not it: it is
the First Things.

Word after word
floats through the glass.
Towards me.

Share |

Added: Feb 21 2003 | Viewed: 3513 times | Comments and analysis of Seeing For A Moment by Denise Levertov Comments (0)

Seeing For A Moment - Comments and Information

Poet: Denise Levertov
Poem: Seeing For A Moment
Volume: Oblique Prayers
Year: Published/Written in 1984
Poem of the Day: Oct 10 2006
There are no comments for this poem. Why not be the first one to post something about it?

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, Seeing For A Moment, has not yet been commented on. You can click here to be the first to post a comment about it.

Poem Info

Levertov Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links