Absolute Patience


An absolute


So absolute, it is
no other than
happiness itself, a breathing
too quiet to hear.

Denise Levertov, from “The Breathing” in Poems: 1960 – 1967; “O’ Taste and See




  1. Is there such a moment? It must be sublime..today I will try and find it..

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  2. explains a lot….patience is not my long suit…or short

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  3. Def not a patient person! But when I am, it is happiness 😀

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  4. Patience–decidedly *not* my strong suite–but if you and Mimi are giving it a run, so am I! 🙂

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  5. I find impossible anything with the word “absolute” before it. Even at absolute chaos, surely there is more that can happen!

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  6. That photo took me there … Seriously It is possible to pause for an absolute moment… two is more difficult 😉

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  7. Thanks for sharing. I have pulled a muscle and can’t run but I really want to! Am terrible at being patient with illness/injury! I have just started a poetry blog here on WordPress in case you have time to have a look? Have a good afternoon, Sam 🙂


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