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| Stephen Levine - Half life

We walk through half our life
as if it were a fever dream

barely touching the ground

our eyes half open
our heart half closed.

Not half knowing who we are
we watch the ghost of us drift
from room to room
through friends and lovers
never quite as real as advertised.

Not saying half we mean
or meaning half we say
we dream ourselves
from birth to birth
seeking some true self.

Until the fever breaks
and the heart can not abide
a moment longer
as the rest of us awakens,
summoned from the dream,
not half caring for anything but love.


-- from Breaking the Drought: Visions of Grace, by Stephen Levine
Poetry Chaikhana | Stephen Levine - Half life

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rowanryder
Mar. 12th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
ah, thats beautiful
thank you
xx
bobby1933
Mar. 12th, 2013 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yes it is.
You are welcome
<3
bardcat
Mar. 13th, 2013 11:27 am (UTC)
this speaks to me. i really like it.
bobby1933
Mar. 13th, 2013 02:45 pm (UTC)
Me too,
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