The life around us : selected poems on nature / Denise Levertov.

  • New York : New Directions ©1997
Physical description
1 online resource (xii, 77 pages).
  • 9780811224437
  • 0811224430
  • 081121351X
  • 9780811213516
  • 0811213528
  • 9780811213523
  • Includes bibliographical references (page 77).
  • juvenile
  • For Instance -- The Willows of Massachusetts -- The Cat as Cat -- Revivals -- April in Ohio -- Ceremonies -- Those Who Want Out -- The Stricken Children -- Tragic Error -- Engraved -- Sound of the Axe -- The Vron Woods (North Wales) -- Web -- The Braiding -- At One -- Urgent Whisper -- Protesting at the Nuclear Site -- What It Could Be -- Is Should Be Visible -- Chant: Sunset, Somerville, Late Fall '75 -- Heights, Depths, Silence, Unceasing Sound of the Surf -- From the Train, Eastward -- The Cabbage Field -- Concurrence -- Brother Ivy -- Praise of a Palmtree -- Come into Animal Presence -- The Life of Others -- The Life Around Us -- "Silient Spring" -- In California: Morning, Evening, Late January -- Flying High -- Mappemonde -- The Reminder -- In the Woods -- Indian Summer -- Creature to Creature -- A Reward -- The Almost-Island -- What One Recieves from Living Close to a Lake.
  • Salvation -- Living -- Settling -- Elusive -- Morning Mist -- Effacement -- Presence -- The 6:30 Bus, Late May -- Midsummer Eve -- The Mountain Assailed -- Pentimento -- Mirage -- Looking Through -- Whisper -- Open Secret -- Witness -- Against Intrusion -- Forest Altar, September -- A South Wind -- Sojourns in the Parallel World.
Related item
  • Print version:: Levertov, Denise, 1923-1997. Life around us. New York : New Directions, ©1997
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  • As Denise Levertov comments in her brief foreword to The Life Around Us, she has "shared with most poets in every time and place an ardent love of what my eyes and other senses revealed to me in the world we call 'nature'." Yet in this selection of sixty-two poems chosen by the author "celebration and fear of loss are necessarily conjoined." The Life Around Us shows us both the eternal renewal of the natural world and its imperilment.

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