Celebrating Life with Denise Levertov
The “Five Senses” prompt is the perfect opportunity for me to share some of my favorite poems with all of you!
The first poem I want to share is by the 20th century American poet Denise Levertov (1923-1997). Every time I read it, I get inspired all over again about writing and about living life fully.
This poem is probably best enjoyed when read aloud, while feasting on your favorite fruits!
O Taste and See by Denise Levertov
The world is
not with us enough
O taste and see
the subway Bible poster said,
meaning The Lord, meaning
if anything all that lives
to the imagination’s tongue,
grief, mercy, language,
tangerine, weather, to
breathe them, bite,
savor, chew, swallow, transform
into our flesh our
deaths, crossing the street, plum, quince,
living in the orchard and being
hungry, and plucking