Like The Water Poem by Wendell Berry

Wendell Berry

Henry County, Kentucky

Like The Water

Rating: 4.3


Like the water
of a deep stream,
love is always too much.
We did not make it.
Though we drink till we burst,
we cannot have it all,
or want it all.
In its abundance
it survives our thirst.

In the evening we come down to the shore
to drink our fill,
and sleep,
while it flows
through the regions of the dark.
It does not hold us,
except we keep returning to its rich waters
thirsty.

We enter,
willing to die,
into the commonwealth of its joy.

Saturday, November 22, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: water
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Richard Thézé 13 December 2018

An excellent poem - poignant and tragic all at once.

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M Asim Nehal 13 June 2016

Superb poem, Thanks for sharing...A full 10++

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Wendell Berry

Henry County, Kentucky
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