Wendell Berry

(August 5, 1934 / Henry County, Kentucky)

Wendell Berry Poems

1. The Vacation 8/28/2015
2. Enemies 5/29/2015
3. The Wish to be Generous 7/28/2016
4. Woods 2/10/2016
5. The Real Work 5/13/2015
6. The Silence 4/24/2015
7. Water 11/22/2014
8. Like The Water 11/22/2014
9. In A Motel Parking Lot, Thinking Of Dr. Williams 1/3/2003
10. Testament 1/3/2003
11. The Mad Farmer Revolution 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. A Warning To My Readers 1/3/2003
16. Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front 1/3/2003
17. What We Need Is Here 1/13/2003
18. The Country Of Marriage 1/3/2003
19. 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.

Read the full of The Peace Of Wild Things


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

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

[Report Error]