Tuesday, June 15, 2010

3 Best Things This Morning

1. A recipe for fennel ice cream from Orangette

2. This poem by Wendell Berry and shared by Surprised by Joy.

For Gurney Norman, quoting him

The woods is shining this morning,
Red, gold and green, the leaves
lie on the ground, or fall
or hang full of light in the air still.
Perfect in its rise and in its fall, it takes
the place it has been coming to forever.
It has not hastened here, or lagged.
See how surely it has sought itself,
its roots passing lordly through the earth.
See how without confusion it is
all that it is, and how flawless
its grace is. Running or walking, the way
is the same. Be still. Be still.
“He moves your bones, and the way is clear.”

3. This Sophia Coppola trailer shared by the Neo-Traditionalist

1 comment:

surprised by joy said...

I'm glad the poem was able to speak to you this morning. That's what I love about poetry -- every time I read a poem, it usually has something different to tell me.