Stay Home

Stay Home

I will wait here in the fields
to see how well the rain
brings on the grass.

In the labor of the fields
longer than a man’s life
I am at home. Don’t come with me.

You stay home too.

I will be standing in the woods
where the old trees
move only with the wind
and then with gravity.

In the stillness of the trees
I am at home. Don’t come with me.

You stay home too.

Wendell Berry

 

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2 comments on “Stay Home

  1. Stephanie Reed says:

    Bill,
    I love it that you posted this poem. I feel like I have read it before…at any rate I love the feelings it evokes.
    Thanks
    Steph

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  2. Joeywahoo says:

    I love it too Steph. I’m glad you enjoyed it.

    I saw a little of a talk Wendell Berry was giving recently. He said something like, “For the past 30 years or so I’ve been flying all over the country to tell folks they ought to stay home.” He is an amazing person.

    peace
    Bill

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