To Know the Dark by Wendell Berry

full moon and birdFull Moon and Bird post by Tone –

To Know the Dark
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings

- Wendell Berry


  1. Dearest Noelle,

    I like this post very much, the image is of course very beautiful and matches the words perfectly, but more than that, the words are very soul searching. On first thoughts the dark place can be a scary place when you are use to the light. It means you have to trust more in something else to get you where you need to go, something other than physical sight. You have to rely on your own instincts, and this can be scary too if you are usually reliant on others and their leadership!!

    Thank you or sharing this, love Sue x

  2. I followed a link to this Wendell Berry poem and ended up discovering ShelterBox and making a donation in your group's name. What a great cause! and a beautiful site

  3. Well, God Bless you and God Bless Wendell Berry for sending you to ShelterBox and to the People of Japan! May your day be filled with Light, Love and Peace!
    HeartFilled Thanks,
    Noelle Renee


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