Saturday, January 6, 2018

The Avowal

 Merton with Wendall Berry & Denise Levertov, photo probably by Gene Meatyard

"The Avowal" by Denise Levertov

As swimmers dare
to lie face to the sky
and water bears them,
as hawks rest upon air
and air sustains them,
so would I learn to attain
freefall, and float
into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,
knowing no effort earns
that allsurrounding
grace.

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