Wendell Berry

(August 5, 1934 / Henry County, Kentucky)

Wendell Berry Poems

1. Enemies 5/29/2015
2. The Vacation 8/28/2015
3. The Real Work 5/13/2015
4. The Silence 4/24/2015
5. Like The Water 11/22/2014
6. Water 11/22/2014
7. In A Motel Parking Lot, Thinking Of Dr. Williams 1/3/2003
8. Testament 1/3/2003
9. The Mad Farmer Revolution 1/3/2003
10. A Warning To My Readers 1/3/2003
11. The Country Of Marriage 1/3/2003
12. A Meeting In A Part 1/3/2003
13. The Hidden Singer 1/3/2003
14. A Timbered Choir 1/3/2003
15. What We Need Is Here 1/13/2003
16. Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front 1/3/2003
17. The Peace Of Wild Things 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Wendell Berry

The Peace Of Wild Things

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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A Meeting In A Part

In a dream I meet
my dead friend. He has,
I know, gone long and far,
and yet he is the same
for the dead are changeless.
They grow no older.
It is I who have changed,
grown strange to what I was.
Yet I, the changed one,

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