National Poem in Your Pocket Day

I met with a friend this morning who informed me that today, here in USA is National Poem in Your Pocket Day. Who knew?

A church he attended recently sent this out… I thought it worthy of your contemplation so I googled it and found it, thanks to Garrison Keillor’s “The Writer’s Almanac” which is HERE

The Real Work

by Wendell Berry

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

“The Real Work” by Wendell Berry, from Standing by Words. © 1983, Used by permission of Counterpoint. (buy now)

I don’t actually have said permission, but I suppose someone up the line does.

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