Tuesday, November 13, 2007

TEACH ME WORK THAT HONORS THY WORK
This is from Wendell Berry's "Sabbaths" series of poems in his colllection Given (2004, Shoemaker & Hoard)

Teach me work that honors Thy work,
the true economies of goods and words,
to make my arts compatible
with the songs of the local birds.

Teach me patience beyond work
and, beyond patience, the blest
Sabbath of Thy unresting love
which lights all things and gives rest.

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