Great Poetry Reading Day

Great Poetry Reading Day

I still don’t have internet or phone at home, but it’s a pretty day out (at the moment) and I’ve found if I take my computer to just the right place I can connect to someone’s WIFI through my internet provider’s website.  (It’s a service they offer, rest assured – I’m not stealing someone’s signal).  And I just couldn’t pass up the fact that my Hoops and Yoyo calendar tells me that today is “Great Poetry Reading Day.”

So here’s one of my favorite poems.

Maybe you’d like to share one of your favorites in the comments?

Sabbath Poem I: 1979 by Wendell Berry

I go among trees and sit still.
All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
where I left them, asleep like cattle.

Then what is afraid of me comes
and lives a while in my sight.
What it fears in me leaves me,
and the fear of me leaves it.
It sings, and I hear its song.

Then what I am afraid of comes.
I live a while in its sight.
What I fear in it leaves it,
and the fear of it leaves me.
It sings, and I hear its song.

After days of labor,
mute in my consternations,
I hear my song at last,
and I sing it. As we sing,
the day turns, the trees move.

One thought on “Great Poetry Reading Day

  1. Your mother and I are enjoying The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady. The poems and Illustrations are wonderful. We ordered one for Aunt Joan.
    I am having WiFi problems out here, even with the new router. My phone and Kindles.
    Love you

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