Sands of the Well

Sands of the Well For the first time in paperback Levertov s recent poetry showing her at the height of her literary powers Sands of the Well first published in hardcover in shows the poet at the height of her

  • Title: Sands of the Well
  • Author: Denise Levertov
  • ISBN: 9780811213615
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • Sands of the Well

    For the first time in paperback Levertov s recent poetry, showing her at the height of her literary powers Sands of the Well, first published in hardcover in 1996, shows the poet at the height of her considerable powers, as she addresses the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest coastal landscape in terms of music, memory, aging, doubt, and faith.

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    1. Peycho Kanev

      Sands of the WellThe golden particlesdescend, descend,traverse the water’sdepth and come to reston the level bedof the well until,the full descentaccomplished, water’sabsolute transparenceis complete, uncloudedby constellationsof bright sand.Is thisthe place where youare brought in meditation?Transparencyseen for itself—as if its qualitywere not, after all,to enableperception not of itself?With a wandof willow I againtrouble the envisioned pool,the cloudy nebulaeform and disperse,the separ [...]

    2. Cheryl

      A GiftJust when you seem to yourselfNothing but a flimsy webOf questions, you are givenThe questions of others to holdIn the emptiness of your hands,Songbird eggs that can still hatchIf you keep them warm,Butterflies opening and closing themselvesIn your cupped palms, trusting you not to injureTheir scintillant fur, their dust.You are given the questions of othersAs if they were answersTo all you ask. Yes, perhapsThis gift is your answer.This was published a year or two before the poet died, and [...]

    3. Mark Hollingsworth

      This includes my favorite poem by Denise Levertov: "On Belief in the Physical Resurrection of Jesus."

    4. Gregory Kiefer

      Small poems of staggering, gently heart-wrenching beauty. Passionate and critical but still soft-spoken and kind. Very highly recommended.

    5. Jamie Dougherty

      I had heard Levertov's poetry to be inconsistent in quality, or at least criticized by former supporters (most notably Robert Duncan), but decided to buy Sands of the Well after flipping through the table of contents and seeing 1. A section called Anamnesis 2. A poem written after Schnittke 3. A poem called Meeting the Ferret 4. A poem called Conversion of Brother Lawrence Once again, she's all over the place, stylistically, and with subject and tone.Favorites:WonderingThe Danger MomentsA GiftRa [...]

    6. Jesse Field

      And thenonce more the quiet mysteryis present to me, the throng's clamorrecedes-"Primary Wonder"Are some intricate minds nourishedon concept,as epiphytes flourishhigh in the canopy?-"On the Physical Resurrection of Christ"How good it would be to spend such a nightwholly attentive to its obscurity,without thought of history, of words likeDark Ages, Enlightenment, or especiallyContemporary, the shameful news each day.-"Hymns to Darkness"then something tethered in us, hobbled like a donkey on its p [...]

    7. Abbi Dion

      Imagine the down of black swans.Hidden beneath the smooth layersof black breast-feathers, preened by red beaks.That's the tender dark of certain nightsin summer, when the moon's away,stars invisible over the moist low roof of fog.How good it would be to spend such a nightwholly attentive to its obscurity,without thought of history, of words likeDark Ages, Enlightenment, or especiallyContemporary, the shameful news each day.Wholly present to the beneficentswansdown grace of a single night,unlit b [...]

    8. Lindsey

      Sands of the Well is probably one of the first books of poetry that I have read since college and Denise Levertov did not disappoint. Perhaps not ever poem was a home run but in her collection there exist such poems which make your soul reverberate because the words hit a chord and the sound and emotion is felt throughout your being. Favorite Poems: "Looking, Walking, Being", "The Visual Element", "Complaint and Rejoiner"Favorite quote: The world in not something to look at, it is something to b [...]

    9. Grace

      The problem with poetry books for me is that they usually end up with three (of five) stars because half of them I like, and the other half I hate. Once again, a poetry book fell in the middle. So many of them were gorgeous, but a lot of them were about Levertov's view on religion/faith, which is was weird. Her’s is like zen, with a little Catholicism in it. That or it was a poem dedicated to someone. There's nothing wrong with dedicating a poem to someone, but publishing it? Doesn't it lose i [...]

    10. Madeline

      I think Denise Levertov and I are such very different people that I'm almost not a competent judge of her work. The themes she explores in this collection - one of them is awe, particularly awe at the natural world - are just themes I don't really care about. I thought the more socially-engaged poetry was interesting, and often striking, but so much else is the kind of nature poetry that comes off as slightly . . . limp, I guess. Presumably, the nature poetry connects with the explicitly religio [...]

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