?

Log in

No account? Create an account

October 22nd, 2012

Wendell Berry - Sabbaths 1998, VI

By expenditure of hope,
Intelligence, and work,
You think you have it fixed.
It is unfixed by rule.
Within the darkness, all
Is being changed, and you
Also will be changed.
................................

But won't you be ashamed
To count the passing year
At its mere cost, your debt
Inevitably paid?
For every year is costly,
As you know well. Nothing
Is given that is not
Taken, and nothing taken
That was not first a gift.

The gift is balanced by
Its total loss, and yet,
And yet the light breaks in,
Heaven seizing its moments
Thar are at once its own
And yours.  The day ends
And is unending where
The summer tanager,
Warbler, and vireo
Sing as they move along
Illuminated leaves.

Poetry Chaikhana | Wendell Berry - Sabbaths 1998, VI


I copied only the first, fourth and fifth verses of this poem. Read more...Collapse )

Profile

bobby1933
bobby1933

Latest Month

August 2019
S M T W T F S
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Tiffany Chow