Of Being
(Denise Levertov)
 
I know this happiness
is provisional:
 
              the looming presences—
              great suffering, great fear—
 
              withdraw only
              into peripheral vision:
 
but ineluctable this shimmering
of wind in the blue leaves:
 
this flood of stillness
widening the lake of sky:
 
this need to dance,
this need to kneel:
                            this mystery:

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