POETRY: O Taste And See by Denise Levertov

O Taste And See by Denise Levertov

O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. (Psalm 34:8)

The world is
not with us enough.
O taste and see

the subway Bible poster said,
meaning The Lord, meaning
if anything all that lives
to the imagination’s tongue,

grief, mercy, language,
tangerine, weather, to
breathe them, bite
savor, chew, swallow, transform

into our flesh our
deaths, crossing the street, plum, quince,
living in the orchard and being

hungry, and plucking
the fruit.

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