Sunday, July 11, 2010

more wendell berry


Make a place to sit down.

Sit down. Be quiet.

You must depend upon

affection, reading, knowledge,

skill—more of each

than you have—inspiration,

work, growing older, patience,

for patience joins time

to eternity. Any readers

who like your poems,

doubt their judgment.


Breathe with unconditional breath

the unconditioned air.

Shun electric wire.

Communicate slowly. Live

a three-dimensioned life;

stay away from screens.

Stay away from anything

that obscures the place it is in.

There are no unsacred places;

there are only sacred places

and desecrated places.


Accept what comes from silence.

Make the best you can of it.

Of the little words that come

out of the silence, like prayers

prayed back to the one who prays,

make a poem that does not disturb

the silence from which it came.
-- Wendell Berry
so I'm reading a post on misswhistle and get to the bottom - it's more Wendell Berry. 
 "stay away from screens" yes this makes sense.  So again i need to consider turning off the tv.   of course this computer is a screen too.  Never thought of them as 'screens' between myself and the reality of the experience on this planet in this life.  Screens between myself and the experience of God?

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