Sunday, December 14, 2014

Wendell Berry: "Be Still in Haste"

                                                     How quietly I
                                                     begin again

                                                     from this moment
                                                     looking at the
                                                     clock, I start over

                                                     so much time has
                                                     passed, and is equaled
                                                     by whatever
                                                     split-second is present

                                                     from this
                                                     moment this moment
                                                     is the first

"Be Still in Haste" by Wendell Berry. Text as published in Poetry (September 1962).

Art credit: "Alarm clock on a swing in surreal landscape," image by  © Red Edge / Ian Barber.


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