Sabbath Poems – “no unsacred places”

October 16, 2008 — Leave a comment

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.

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