Friday, June 20, 2008

Looking Around

my granddaughter

Looking, Walking, Being
"The world is not something to 
  look at, it is something to be in."
I look and look.
Looking's a way of being: one becomes,
sometimes, a pair of eyes walking.
Walking wherever looking takes one.
The eyes
dig and burrow into the world.
They touch
fanfare, howl, madrigal. clamor.
World and the past of it,
not only
visible present, solid and shadow
that looks at one looking.
And language? Rhythms
of echo and interruption?
a way of breathing,
Breathing to sustain
walking and looking 
through the world,
in it.
Denise Levertov

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