Sunday, January 26, 2020

Spiritual Quote of the Day (Denise Levertov, on How ‘God's in the Wilderness’)

“No, God's in the wilderness next door
— that huge tundra room, no walls and a sky roof —
busy at the loom. Among the berry bushes,
rain or shine, that loud clacking and whirring.
irregular but continuous;
God is absorbed in work, and hears
the spacious hum of bees, not the din,
and hears far-off
our screams. Perhaps
listens for prayers in that wild solitude.”—British-born American poet, feminist, political activist—and Catholic convert--Denise Levertov (1923-1997), “The Task,” in The Collected Poems of Denise Levertov, edited by Paul A. Lacey and Anne Dewey (2013)

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