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As Swimmers Dare

A poem by Denise Levertov

One of Marcus Borg’s favorite examples of how poetry enriches liturgy:

 

As swimmers dare

to lie face to the sky

and water bears them,

as hawks rest upon air

and air sustains them,

so would I learn to attain

freefall, and float

into Creator Spirit’s deep embrace,

knowing no effort earns

that all-surrounding grace.

Denise Levertov

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