The Future – Poem, Wendell Berry

I love this poem! What wisdom…. god, what wisdom.

I have just discovered a wealth of powerful poetry collected at this site (where I found this one printed):

http://www.panhala.net/Archive/ A gift. Check it out.

The Future

For God’s sake, be done
with this jabber of “a better world.”
What blasphemy! No “futuristic”
twit or child thereof ever
in embodied light will see
a better world than this.
Do something! Go cut the weeds
beside the oblivious road. Pick up
the cans and bottles, old tires,
and dead predictions. No future
can be stuffed into this presence
except by being dead. The day is
clear and bright, and overhead
the sun not yet half finished
with his daily praise.

~ Wendell Berry ~
(Given)

About Mare Cromwell

Referred to as “The Voice of Earth Mother” by a gifted Shoshone elder, Mare Cromwell is a multi-award-winning author, Medicine woman/Lightworker and healer. She has also been told by another gifted elder that her work with Earth Mother is in the prophecies. Her books include: "The Great Mother Bible"; "Messages from Mother.... Earth Mother"; and "If I gave you God’s phone number.... Searching for Spirituality in America". She has studied with Native American teachers for twenty-one years and sat on the World Council for Wisdom Gatherings for three years. Mare leads workshops on our Sacred Planet-Earth Mother, Womb Wisdom and Sacred Silliness and more. She is the visionary and producer of the 1000 Goddesses Gathering in Washington DC. Mare loves to be involved in Ceremony. She is also a former worm herder. She calls Western Maryland home. www.marecromwell.com
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3 Responses to The Future – Poem, Wendell Berry

  1. Mare,
    This is so beautiful!! thanks for sharing. Berry is one of the greats.

  2. hey thanks, julie! And thanks for visiting the blog… Yes, Wendell Berry is so wise and intelligent. A man very grounded in earth truth, for sure.

  3. Managed site says:

    hey thanks, julie! And thanks for visiting the blog… Yes, Wendell Berry is so wise and intelligent. A man very grounded in earth truth, for sure.
    +1

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