Friday, February 5, 2010

You stay home too





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



2 comments:

Steve said...

I can't help but think that this poem is an homage, with a wink, to Robert Frost's poem "The Pasture, where the final line of both stanzas is: "I sha'n't be gone long.--You come too."

smilingheart said...

Steve,

Yes, sure seems to be. I appreciate the your comment. thanks.

Dean