As Wendell Berry recites “How To Be a Poet”, I am reminded of how to be a human.
I was particularly struck by these lines:
Communicate slowly. Live
a three-dimensioned life;
stay away from screens.
Stay away from anything
that obscures the place it is in.
There are no unsacred places;
there are only sacred places
and desecrated places.
Take the next minute and a half and sit with Berry as he reads. He’s good for our humanity.
If you can’t listen to the audio, the poem is printed below in full.
How To Be a Poet
by Wendell Berry
(to remind myself)
(poem reposted via poetryfoundation.org)