Here [in Sands of the Well] she relocates her quiet ecstatic meditation of blessing and burden, gift and given, to a Pacific Northwest coast and range landscape of magisterial, consoling beauty.

The San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle

Available February 1, 1998

Sands of the Well

Poetry by Denise Levertov

Sands of the Well shows Denise Levertov at the height of her powers — and graced with new depths of awe. In eight sections — “Crow Spring,” “Sojourns in the Parallel World,” “It Should be Visible,” “Anamnesis,” “Representations,” “Raga,” “A South Wind,” and “Close to a Lake” — Sands of the Well addresses the natural world, music, memory, aging, and belief. Her long study of the nature of spiritual insight here finds an ever more active professed engagement. In Sands of the Well Levertov allows the reader to sense the complexity under her perfect clarity of surface, and her music and precision bear us along to a new awareness of the “Primary Wonder.”

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Paperback (published February 1, 1998)

ISBN
9780811213615
Price US
9.95
Page Count
144

Clothbound (published February 1, 1998)

ISBN
9780811213165
Page Count
144

Ebook (published February 1, 1998)

ISBN
9780811221887
Price US
9.95
Page Count
144

Denise Levertov

Poet and political activist

Here [in Sands of the Well] she relocates her quiet ecstatic meditation of blessing and burden, gift and given, to a Pacific Northwest coast and range landscape of magisterial, consoling beauty.

The San Francisco Examiner-Chronicle