[Skip Navigation]

Plagiarist Poetry Sites: Plagiarist.com | Poetry X | Poetry Discussion Forums | Open Poetry Project | Joycean.org
Enter our Poetry Contest
Win Cash and Publication!

Plagiarist.com Archive

More poems by Denise LevertovDenise Levertov | Print this page.Print | View and Write CommentsComments | Books by Denise LevertovBooks by Denise Levertov

Adam's Complaint

Denise Levertov

Some people,
no matter what you give them,
still want the moon.
 
The bread,
the salt,
white meat and dark,
still hungry.
 
The marriage bed
and the cradle,
still empty arms.
 
You give them land,
their own earth under their feet,
still they take to the roads.
 
And water: dig them the deepest well,
still it's not deep enough
to drink the moon from.

Added: 25 Mar 2002 | Last Read: 23 Apr 2018 7:51 AM | Viewed: 7344 times

A PoetryNotes™ Analysis of Adam's Complaint by Denise Levertov, is Available!

A PoetryNotes™ eBook is available for this poem for delivery within 24 hours, and usually available within minutes during normal business hours.

ON SALE - only $29.95 19.95!

For more information...


URL: http://plagiarist.com/poetry/3848/ | Viewed on 23 April 2018.
Copyright ©2018 Plagiarist - All rights reserved.