"This poem isn’t actually about religion. It is kind of irrelevant to the piece whether or not you believe in God or a God or anything like that. That’s not the point…"

@3 years ago with 1 note
#nostalgia #video #poetry 
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Barry

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Barry

@3 years ago with 11 notes
#poetry 

"To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again."

The Thing Is, Ellen Bass
@3 years ago with 1 note
#poetry #lit #beautiful 
3 years ago
#nostalgia #video #poetry 
"To love life, to love it even
when you have no stomach for it
and everything you’ve held dear
crumbles like burnt paper in your hands,
your throat filled with the silt of it.
When grief sits with you, its tropical heat
thickening the air, heavy as water
more fit for gills than lungs;
when grief weights you like your own flesh
only more of it, an obesity of grief,
you think, How can a body withstand this?
Then you hold life like a face
between your palms, a plain face,
no charming smile, no violet eyes,
and you say, yes, I will take you
I will love you, again."
The Thing Is, Ellen Bass
3 years ago
#poetry #lit #beautiful 
The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Barry
3 years ago
#poetry