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Sunday, November 27, 2016

A Timbered Choir | Fourth Sunday.

Finally will it not be enough,
after much living, after
much love, after much dying
of those you have loved,
to sit on the porch near sundown
with your eyes simply open,
watching the wind shape the clouds
into the shapes of clouds?

Even then you will remember
this history of love, shaped
in the shapes of flesh, everchanging
as the clouds that pass, the blessed
yearning of body for body,
unending light.
You will remember, watching
the clouds, the future of love.
- 1994, II (p. 177)

(This Sunday series is inspired by Wendell Berry's A Timbered Choir.)

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9 Comments:

Blogger Bonny said...

I have loved all the poems you shared from this book, but I think this one is my favorite. Because of your Sunday posts I had to get The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry, and now I can see that I must get this book also. Thank you!

Sunday, 27 November, 2016  
Blogger Vera said...

Beautiful! I have so enjoyed these Sunday posts. This poem is just...it takes my breath away.

Sunday, 27 November, 2016  
Blogger AsKatKnits said...

Absolutely beautiful, Mary! I have just loved these Sunday's!

Monday, 28 November, 2016  
Blogger Debbie said...

Beautiful! I've begun reading this book and I find that I have to sit and ponder each poem...they are wonderful!

Monday, 28 November, 2016  
Blogger Carole Julius said...

How absolutely perfect.

Monday, 28 November, 2016  
Blogger margene said...

So incredibly beautiful and thought provoking. Thank you for introducing me to this insightful poet.

Monday, 28 November, 2016  
Blogger Vicki Knitorious said...

Lovely...

Monday, 28 November, 2016  
Anonymous Patty said...

This one...extra special. Thank-you.

Monday, 28 November, 2016  
Blogger Lydia said...

Another great poem and a perfect photo to accompany it.

Monday, 28 November, 2016  

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