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FOR A DANCING BEAR

FOR A DANCING BEAR

For a Dancing Bear, Toni Mergentime Levi, TMH, 411EYQPOgeL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_

TONI MERGENTIME LEVI
• Poetry
• Paperback: 64 pages
• Published: 1995
• ISBN-10: 1886124019
• ISBN-13: 978-1886124011

 
 
 
 

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Critical Acclaim:
 
“Musical, insightful, Toni Levi’s collection is filled with poems of grace and offbeat
discernment. With joy, I salute the maturity and depth of her work.”–Colette Inez
 
“Toni Levi’s poetry has grace, intelligence, delicate feeling and wit. Her clear voice can
be heard in all she writes.”–Molly Peacock

A selection:

THE JOURNEY
 
The breath of sleepers
lifts and falls
like a cold white sea,
their sheets a palimpsest
for the dreams of those
who have uncoiled their bodies,
loved and died in these beds
before them.
 
Far off,
the sleepers wash ashore.
Beneath nightwinds,
their haunches shift like dunes,
limbs lose their way like driftwood.
From their mouths, the howl
of great furred animals,
smoke of ancient battle,
songs of longing,
scent of frangipani.
 
At dawn they rise,
bereft of danger,
leaving scoops of dark regret
in their lovely pillows,
soft as Lorelei, Delilah.