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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Heartfelt



"...It could
be my way of telling you that I too
burned and froze by turns and the face I
came to was more dirt than flame, it
could be the face I put on everything,
or it could be my way of saying
nothing and saying it perfectly."

From "Picture Postcard from the Other World" by Philip Levine

*****

Happy Valentine's Day, all y'all!

4 comments:

Lee's River/Zlatovyek said...

tears on this one. Real tears. So good.
Best to you and the ones you love.

am said...

Happy Valentine's Day, lori! Thanks so much for Heartfelt.

Fine poem by Philip Levine. Was just reading about Denise Levertov who died in 1997:

http://www.writing.upenn.edu/~afilreis/88/levertov-obit.html

"She was part of the generation of poets that included Adrienne Rich, Philip Levine, W.S. Merwin, Hayden Carruth, Galway Kinnell and James Wright."

Thanks so much for link to Poetry Mountain.

Shelly Lowenkopf said...

Unlike so many valentines floating about, this one makes it seem quite real.

Lori Witzel said...

Lee, am, S.: Love to you all. And now off to give the Mur a nice col' beer.