Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

In Mind!



I met a woman last Saturday who was wearing a necklace with a beautiful opal.  When I asked about it, she told me to read this poem.

I offer it to you to choose.


 
In Mind
 
 
  There's in my mind a woman
of innocence, unadorned but

fair-featured and smelling of
apples or grass. She wears

a utopian smock or shift, her hair
is light brown and smooth, and she

is kind and very clean without
ostentation-

but she has
no imagination

And there's a
turbulent moon-ridden girl

or old woman, or both,
dressed in opals and rags, feathers

and torn taffeta,
who knows strange songs

but she is not kind.

Denise Levertov

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