Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The abyss of no-meaning

The abyss of no-meaning-what
can prevail against it?  Love
for the water in its standing
fall through the hill's wrist
from the town down to the river.
There is no love but this,
and it extends from Heaven
to the land destroyed,
to the hurt man in his cage,
to the dead man in his grave.
~ Wendell Berry