A Warning To My Readers Poem by Wendell Berry

A Warning To My Readers

Rating: 4.3


Do not think me gentle
because I speak in praise
of gentleness, or elegant
because I honor the grace
that keeps this world. I am
a man crude as any,
gross of speech, intolerant,
stubborn, angry, full
of fits and furies. That I
may have spoken well
at times, is not natural.
A wonder is what it is.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Glenn Frederick Baker 19 May 2016

Oh yes splendid thoughts.

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Richard Hexem 03 March 2010

Love this. Thank you, Mr. Berry

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Wendell Berry

Henry County, Kentucky
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