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Breathing the Water
Breathing the Water | Denise Levertov
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Poetry explores themes such as death, spirituality, and the world of nature
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MeganAnn
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Book 5 #NewYearWhoDis
When I saw this book of poetry on my list from @BarbaraJean I thought it would be a fun way to get back into reading poems, something I haven‘t done since college. I read a couple poems a day and it was delightful to spend those few minutes with Levertov‘s words. Some of these were quite beautiful and I enjoyed most of them. My favorites were Hunting the Phoenix and In Praise of Allium.

BarbaraJean Daily poetry is such a lovely practice! I‘m so glad you enjoyed this collection. And In Praise of Allium is such a wonderful poem! 2y
MeganAnn @BarbaraJean it really is! I‘m so glad you put this on your list. 2y
monalyisha Adding this to mine, too! 2y
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MeganAnn
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It‘s been years since I‘ve purposely read any poetry. This book on my #newyearwhodis book from @BarbaraJean called out to me so I‘m reading it a few pages a day.

Pictured is the very first poem which I read yesterday... a beautiful start! ❤️

BarbaraJean I love that poem! There are some treasures in that volume. 💜 2y
Laalaleighh 💙💙💙 2y
MeganAnn @Laalaleighh sending you all my love today ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Laalaleighh 🥰🥰🥰 thank you! You too! 💖✨ 2y
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MeganAnn
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I‘m going to try #bookspin for the first time! Here‘s my list:
Most of these are off the fantastic #newyearwhodis list from @BarbaraJean 📚 @monalyisha
Also added the #bbbbc read @InLibrisVeritas
My #lgp2e book which I need to start ASAP anyway
A yet to be determined retelling of Northanger Abbey for #pemberlittens @sprainedbrain
And a couple of books from my shelves which I would like to read soon to round it out.

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
Suet624 Bookspin is so fun. 2y
BarbaraJean Oooh, I‘ve been thinking about trying Bookspin for the first time this month, too. I‘ve so overcommitted myself with book groups and buddy reads for January, and there are so many books on your #newyearwhodis list I want to read... maybe Bookspin Bingo might help me out! 2y
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BarbaraJean
Breathing the Water | Denise Levertov
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These days—these years—
when powers and principalities of death
weigh down the world, deeper, deeper
than we ever thought it could fall and still
keep slowly spinning,
Hope, caught under the jar‘s rim, crawls
like a golden fly
round and around, a sentinel:
it can‘t get out, it can‘t fly free
among our heavy hearts—
but does not die, keeps up its pace,
pausing only as if to meditate
a saving strategy...