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wendell berry
April 29, 2016, 4:24 pm
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I love Wendell Berry’s poetry.  I like to read a poem from This Day each week – there is always something that illustrates what it is to live and connects me to the earth while not shying away from what is difficult.  They touch on wholeness more than any writer I know.


There is a great posting about Berry in Brainpickings here.  If you don’t know Brainpickings, it is well worth subscribing to, a wonderful piece of creativity falling into inbox each Sunday like a scoop of good icecream.

The last few weeks have been good but very full.  I am enjoying a couple of days to catch up and restore myself.  It’s been wonderful today to work in the garden a bit, to do some writing, to read.  And this blog is another earthing in reflective practice.

A Homecoming

One faith is bondage. Two
are free. In the trust
of old love, cultivation shows
a dark and graceful wilderness
at its heart. Wild
in that wilderness, we roam
the distance of our faith;
safe beyond the bounds
of what we know. O love,
open. Show me
my country. Take me home.

– Wendell Berry


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Wendell Berry is a favorite of mine, not only as a poet and an essayist, but also as a spiritual leader and environmentalist. I read is work on a regular basis. Delighted your Brits have discovered Brainpickings, which brims with great wisdom in every posting.

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Thanks George!


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