Eros : Denise Levertov

Eros

The flowerlike
animal perfume
in the god’s curly
hair —

don’t assume
that like a flower
his attributes
are there to tempt

you or
direct the moth’s
hunger —
simply he is
the temple of himself,

hair and hide
a sacrifice of blood and flowers
on his altar

if any worshipper
kneel or not.

~Denise Levertov

Art: John Bauer (bio and gallery)

Prints: John Bauer Art (prints)

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One Response to Eros : Denise Levertov

  1. rosiesprose says:

    A very beautiful blog.

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