Wendell Berry

(August 5, 1934 / Henry County, Kentucky)

A Warning To My Readers

Poem by Wendell Berry

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 about A Warning To My Readers by Wendell Berry

  • Glenn Frederick Baker (5/19/2016 4:03:00 AM)

    Oh yes splendid thoughts.(Report)Reply

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  • Richard Hexem (3/3/2010 8:40:00 PM)

    Love this. Thank you, Mr. Berry(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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