Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Poem In Your Pocket

"Like Snow"

Suppose we did our work
like the snow, quietly, quietly,
leaving nothing out.

Wendell Berry, from "Leavings"

This is the end of National Poetry Month and this Thursday is Poem In Your Pocket day. The plan is to carry a favorite poem in your back pocket to share with friends, family, classmates, etc. I am an admirer of Wendell Berry who recently delivered the 2012 Jefferson Lecture in Washington, DC, the highest honor the federal government has for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.


Image: Wendell Berry, photograph by Guy Mendes

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