[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”158243624X” locale=”us” height=”160″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41GxqdBYNXL._SL160_.jpg” width=”102″ alt=”Wendell Berry” ]This poem by Wendell Berry is certainly my favorite poem of recent years… I hope to reflect on why it has been so important in the near future on the Slow Church blog.
You can read the text of the poem here, and it is found in his recent collection of poems:
Leavings: Poems by Wendell Berry
Paperback: Counterpoint Press, 2011
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There is a wonderful introduction of Wendell Berry by Bill McKibben, and also a segment where Berry introduces the poem, but if you only have time to hear the poem, it starts at 7:00.
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com