Reading Peter Levi’s Poems – a poem by Rupert Loydell

Reading Peter Levi's Poems 

'I think God is the purpose of reason,
and is most silent when he is most known.
I cannot pretend to enlightenment,
God is a kind of unenlightenment.'
   – Peter Levi, 'Christmas Sermon'
It is the very ordinariness
of your vision that appeals,
how you embed the sacred
in the everyday, the holy
in the mundane, claiming
nothing for yourself, letting
the light and your eyes fall
upon what surrounds us,
noting its specificity as
you try to make it new.

  © Rupert M Loydell

Rupert Loydell is a writer, editor and abstract artist. His many books of poetry include Dear Mary (Shearsman, 2017) and The Return of the Man Who Has Everything (Shearsman 2015); and he has edited anthologies such as Yesterday’s Music Today (co-edited with Mike Ferguson, Knives Forks and Spoons Press 2014), and Troubles Swapped for Something Fresh: manifestos and unmanifestos (Salt, 2010)

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