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Wendell Berry

(August 5, 1934 / Henry County, Kentucky)

Biography of Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry poet

an American man of letters, academic, cultural and economic critic, and farmer. He is a prolific author of novels, short stories, poems, and essays. He is also an elected member of the Fellowship of Southern Writers and a recipient of The National Humanities Medal.

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Testament

And now to the Abyss I pass
Of that Unfathomable Grass...


1.
Dear relatives and friends, when my last breath
Grows large and free in air, don't call it death --
A word to enrich the undertaker and inspire
His surly art of imitating life; conspire
Against him. Say that my body cannot now

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