Saturday, February 8, 2020

earth and fire

In this woman the earth speaks
Her words open in me, cells of light
flashing in my body, and make a song
that I follow toward her out of my need.
The pain I have given her I wear
like another skin, tender, the air
around me flashing with thorns.
And yet such joy as I have given her
sings in me and is part of her song.
The winds of her knees shake me
like a flame.  I have risen up from her,
time and again, a new man.

~ Wendell Berry
from Farming


Mystic Meandering said...

Wow! Yes,,, Thank you...