Tuesday, May 11, 2010

The body is a single creature

God, how I hate names
of the body's chemicals and anatomy,
the frore and glum department
of its parts, each alone in the scattering
of the experts of Babel.

The body
is a single creature, whole
its life is one, never less that one, or more,
so is its world, and so
are two bodies in their love for one another
one.  In ignorance of this
we talk ourselves to death.

~  Wendell Berry