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The 6:30 Bus, Late May, by Denise Levertov

April 05, 1998

The mountain

a moonflower in late

blue afternoon.

The bus

grinds and growls.

At each stop

someone gets off,

the workday over,

heads for home.

Trees in their first

abundance of green

hold their breath,

the sky is

so quiet, cloudless.

The mountain


by arcane power

summons the moon.

From "Sands of the Well" by Denise Levertov (New Directions: 136 pp., $20.95)

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