What We Need is Here

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes.  Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here.  And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear.  What we need is love.

What We Need is Here  -Wendell Berry


  1. Oh my goodness, Katie! Somebody's gone and dug up the buried sprinkler line! I love it. You are totally my Mud Season Heroine.

  2. this is superb. perfection in every way.