In the dark of the moon, in flying snow, in the dead of winter,
war spreading, families dying, the world in danger,
I walk the rocky hillside, throwing clover.
– Wendell Barry “February 2, 1968” from The Selected Poems of Wendell Berry
I believe the title of Berry’s poem refers to the Tet Offensive . . . a dark time in history. In times of violence and war it may feel impossible to muster any hope, but it, like the clover, is needed then – like now – more than ever.