Denise Levertov – A Gift – Poem for the 2nd Sunday after Epiphany, Year C

The Englewood Review of Books curates a weekly series of classic and contemporary poems that resonate with the themes of the lectionary readings. Here is one of the poems for this coming Sunday (More poems for Epiphany Year C can be found here)

A Gift

Denise Levertov

to accompany the lectionary reading: 1 Corinthians 12:1-11


Just when you seem to yourself

nothing but a flimsy web

of questions, you are given

the questions of others to hold


Denise Levertov was a British-born naturalised American poet who worked as the poetry editor for The Nation. She was a political activist in her life and work in the 1960s and 1970s and was a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award for Poetry. (via Wikipedia)

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