wendell berry

Now I’m not normally one for poetry, but Brian McLaren introduced me to Wendell Berry, and I confess to being somewhat smitten. This is one called “A Warning to my Readers” that I can relate to, but check the site out for more.

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.


1 thought on “wendell berry

  1. Are you aware of Wendell’s response to Sept 11?
    He wrote 2 marvellous essays both of which are freely available on the internet.

    Thoughts In the Presence of Fear


    The Idea of a Local Economy

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