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kspenmoll
The Rookery | Emily Organ
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Finished the first in series by Emily Organ, Limelight, today(read 50% to end). Starting 2nd in series, The Rookery. Plan to read sections of the other books, and leaving myself open to something that may strike my mood.??
#Victorianmystery #womanjournalist #memoir #poet #biography #DeniseLevertov #poet #SylviaPath #literarymystery

Andrew65 Brilliant 👏👏👏 2w
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kspenmoll
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This passage reminds me of the lost, gaiety & outrageous behavior of the “Bright Young Things” post WWI, as exemplified in The Glittering Hour.

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks On my never ending list!! 3w
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Denise was descended from mystics,adventurers & victims of persecution.Her mom,Beatrice Spooner-Jones, lost her mother to childbirth& her doctor father at the age of 12.That is when this “7 devils” of a girl went to live with elder relatives.As an adult, Beatrice attended a religious revival & converted to a Christianity, whose ideals of worshipping & obeying the spirit gave her life purpose.🔽

kspenmoll 🔼Her father,born & educated as a Russian Hasidic Jew,converted to Christianity as an adult.He traveled through Eastern& Western Europe,Palestine & Constantinople,where he met Beatrice.They traveled to England to marry.Eventually they went to Germany where he was appointed as a post graduate teacher of Rabbinics & Hewbrew. (edited) 2mo
Graywacke Fascinating background 2mo
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kspenmoll
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#poetry
My older brother(18 months apart;we were in each others pockets)had the privilege of participating in a poetry seminar hosted by Denise Levertov at Tufts University. She taught there from 1973 to 1979 & lived in Somerville as he did.I visited him often, an easy bus ride from Worcester Ma,where I was attending college.He spoke of his admiration for her often,especially in the context of political activism.I am excited about this biography!

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merelybookish
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from "A Woman Alone" by Denise Levertov
#mirror #poetrymatters @TheSpineView

charl08 ❤ this. 7mo
TheSpineView Lovely! ❤❤❤ 7mo
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MeganAnn
Breathing the Water | Denise Levertov
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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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When Denise Levertov passed away, she had forty poems completed that had not been published. This collection gathers those poems in order by their completed date rather than thematically. Levertov exerted an enormous influence over many contemporary poets, and this strong collection serves to remind the reader why. She continued to explore new insights as she finds more to say about her favorite theme, the beauty and spiritual solace of nature.

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MeganAnn
Breathing the Water | Denise Levertov
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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
Breathing the Water | Denise Levertov
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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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