Tag: Wendell Berry


A More Perfect Union

"But, to speak practically and as a citizen, unlike those who call themselves no-government men, I ask for, not at once no government, but at once a better government. Let every man make known what kind of government would command his respect, and that will be one step toward obtaining …

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A Clarification

"And these were Heavenly because
he never saw them clear enough
to satisfy his love, his need
to see them all again, again."

Wendell Berry

of all the human beings in the world,
any of whom could and would disappoint me,
all of whom can and …
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Humans

The first time I ever kissed a girl
on a couch, what struck me
most was not elation or desire
but the abrupt realization
that other human beings have mass
and fluids and upper lip hair
and probably feelings.
I was not a hot air balloon
drifting to cloud nine …
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Sustenance and Change

"Whatever is foreseen in joy
Must be lived out from day to day
Vision help open in the dark
By our ten thousand days of work.
Harvest will fill the barn; for that
The hand must ache, the face must sweat."

—Wendell Berry, "Sabbaths" (1979, X)


In each system, some …

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The One True Party

Expect the end of the world. Laugh.
Laughter is immeasurable. Be joyful
though you have considered all the facts.

—Wendell Berry, "Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front"


So. Let's say you're living now in the uneasy peace of a post-apocalyptic world, a world where your comfortable illusions imbuing events and …

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