Your beauty, which I lost sight of oncefor a long time, is long,not symmetrical, and wearsthe earth colors that make me see it.A long beauty, what is that?A songthat can be sung over and over,long notes or long bones.Love is a landscape the long mountainsdefine but don’tshut off from theunseeable distance.In fall, in fall,your trees stretchtheir long arms in sleevesof earth-red andsky-yellow, a littlelop-sided. I takelong walks among them. The grapesthat need frost to ripen themare amber and grow deep in thehedge, half-concealed,the way your beauty grows in long tendrilshalf in darkness.—Denise Levertov, “Love Song”Art Credit James Welling

Your beauty, which I lost sight of once
for a long time, is long,
not symmetrical, and wears
the earth colors that make me see it.

A long beauty, what is that?
A song
that can be sung over and over,
long notes or long bones.

Love is a landscape the long mountains
define but don’t
shut off from the
unseeable distance.

In fall, in fall,
your trees stretch
their long arms in sleeves
of earth-red and

sky-yellow, a little
lop-sided. I take
long walks among them. The grapes
that need frost to ripen them

are amber and grow deep in the
hedge, half-concealed,
the way your beauty grows in long tendrils
half in darkness.

Denise Levertov, “Love Song”
Art Credit James Welling

  1. sapatusredbuke reblogged this from theballoonofthemind
  2. theballoonofthemind reblogged this from theparisreview
  3. dasliebesspiel reblogged this from theparisreview
  4. artdecco80 reblogged this from theparisreview
  5. cata-wallace reblogged this from theparisreview
  6. ideasconfined reblogged this from learningfromthehands
  7. birdonaleash reblogged this from theparisreview
  8. waxingpoetic reblogged this from theparisreview
  9. insideachrysaliswrithing reblogged this from theparisreview
  10. joycejamie reblogged this from adifferentuniverse
  11. agamble reblogged this from theparisreview
  12. wieder-sinne reblogged this from theparisreview
  13. ashleyavis reblogged this from theparisreview
  14. vixenacappella reblogged this from theparisreview
  15. wolfmight reblogged this from theparisreview and added:
    You see poetry always finds a way to make new newer
  16. hymne-a-la-beaute reblogged this from theparisreview
  17. tatikaesque reblogged this from theparisreview
  18. bringitheretomenow reblogged this from theparisreview
  19. risforrini reblogged this from theparisreview
  20. whoover91 reblogged this from theparisreview
  21. chelseargandk reblogged this from theparisreview
  22. mnemosyne12 reblogged this from psykikgarden
  23. ashtraysandmisconceptions reblogged this from theparisreview
  24. psykikgarden reblogged this from theparisreview
  25. unamusedmusing reblogged this from theparisreview
  26. madisonalford reblogged this from theparisreview