Posts tagged ‘clover’
Nature is evenly balanced. We cannot disturb her equilibrium, for we know that the law of Cause and Effect is the unerring and inexorable law of nature; but we do fail to find our own equilibrium as nations and as individuals, because we have not yet learned that the same law works as inexorably in human life and in society as in nature – that what we sow, we must inevitably reap.
– Sidney Bremer, Spirit of Apollo
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.
The following quote was posted on “Word for the Day” from Gratefulness.org just last week.
One of life’s most fulfilling momemts occurs in the split-second when the familiar is suddenly transformed into the dazzling aura of the profoundly new. ”
-Edward B. Lindaman
Thinking in the Future Tense