The Sabbath principle reminds us: “Seek to be fully present to God and the people around us.” Poet and essayist, Wendell Berry makes a habit of taking walks on Sunday and writing a “Sabbath Poem.” Dozens are published in A Timbered Choir and more recently in Given: Poems.
Another poem in the latest anthology is called How To Be A Poet. (Read it here.) Besides a call to listen in the silence, there is a wonderful line in the last stanza calling us to “tune in” to the God who is there.
There are no unsacred places;
There are only sacred places
and desecrated places.