Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Denise Levertov / A Silence

Miguel Angel de Quevedo, Mexico DF, 2013
Photo by Triunfo Arciniegas
A Silence
by Denise Levertov
Among its petals the rose still holds a few tears of the morning rain that broke it from its stem In each shines a speck of red light, darker even than the rose. Phoenix-tailed slateblue martins pursue one another, spaced out in hopeless hope, circling the porous clay vase, dark from the water in it. Silence surrounds the facts. A language still unspoken.

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