Daily Poem: A Woman Meets an Old Lover ~ Denise Levertov

March 13, 2017 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

A Woman Meets an Old Lover
~ Denise Levertov

‘He with whom I ran hand in hand
kicking the leathery leaves down Oak Hill Path
thirty years ago

appeared before me with anxious face, pale,
almost unrecognized, hesitant,
lame.

He whom I cannot remember hearing laugh out loud
but see in mind’s eye smiling, self-approving,
wept on my shoulder.

He who seemed always
to take and not give, who took me
so long to forget,

remembered everything I had so long forgotten.’

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