One Swift, Still Moment – or Month

As we bid adieu to National Poetry Month and gear up for summer, I wanted to share this short poem from Wendell Berry. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little series this month. I’ve neglected to many great poets. It’s criminal, really. We’ll have to do this again next year. Remind me to share my favorite Imagist poem then. Do yourself a favor and read this poem slowly, then read it twice more. Enjoy!

Be Still in Haste

Wendell Berry

How quietly I
begin again

from this moment
looking at the
clock, I start over

so much time has
passed, and is equalled
by whatever
split-second is present

from this
moment this moment
is the first

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