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Poetry Friday: The Secret by Denise Levertov

August 25th, 2017 (06:00 am)
hopeful

Current Mood: hopeful
Current Song: Dark Side by Kelly Clarkson

Two girls discover
the secret of life
in a sudden line of
poetry.

I who don’t know the
secret wrote
the line. They
told me

(through a third person)
they had found it
but not what it was
not even

what line it was. No doubt
by now, more than a week
later, they have forgotten
the secret,

the line, the name of
the poem. I love them
for finding what
I can’t find,

and for loving me
for the line I wrote,
and for forgetting it
so that

a thousand times, till death
finds them, they may
discover it again, in other
lines

in other
happenings. And for
wanting to know it,
for

assuming there is
such a secret, yes,
for that
most of all.

- The Secret by Denise Levertov

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Comments

Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: August 26th, 2017 11:30 am (UTC)

I love this poem so much! Thank you! Let's keep up the search for the secret of life...line by line, and poem by poem!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 26th, 2017 04:06 pm (UTC)

You're welcome! :)

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: August 26th, 2017 11:38 pm (UTC)
love

What a cool poem. I love the idea of finding the secret of life over and over again.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 27th, 2017 12:35 am (UTC)
Re: love

It's a lovely poem.

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