Candlemas by Denise Levertov

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By Denise Levertov

With certitude,

Simeon opened

ancient arms

to infant light.


before the cross, the tomb

and the new life,

he knew

new life.

What depth

of faith he drew on,

turning illumined

towards deep night.

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