Tuesday, April 7, 2009

"I thought I was growing wings..."

I thought I was growing wings—
it was a cocoon.

I thought, now is the time to step
into the fire—
it was deep water.

From "Seeing for a Moment" by Denise Levertov. Complete poem at Poetry Foundation.

Four Allegories: Falsehood (or Wisdom), Giovanni Bellini, c.1490. Image from Web Gallery of Art,

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