Other Sellers on Amazon
+ Free Shipping
+ $3.99 shipping
Given: Poems Paperback – March 1, 2006
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
Frequently bought together
Customers who viewed this item also viewed
- Paperback : 160 pages
- Publisher : Counterpoint (March 1, 2006)
- ISBN-10 : 1593761074
- ISBN-13 : 978-1593761073
- Item Weight : 6 ounces
- Dimensions : 4.77 x 0.48 x 7.86 inches
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #467,179 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later.
He touches my heart, helps me weep with joy at how wonderful my life has been, and reminds me of the beautiful people and friends I have had. I feel that God has Loved me.
The section of this book entitled "Sabbaths" contains poems written on Sundays from 1998-2004. Until 2003, these poems are about love, long term love; aging,the joys and sorrows; and love and connection with the land. In 2003, Berry gets angry and his poems are filled with sorrow and horror about the war.
"When they cannot speak freely in defiance
of wealth self-elected to righteousness,
let the arts of pleasure and beauty cease.
Let every poet and singer of joy be dumb.
When those in power by owning all the words
have made them mean nothing, let silence
speak for us. When freedom's light goes out, let color
drain from all paintings into gray puddles
on the museum floor. When every ear awaits only
the knock on the door in the dark midnight,
let all the orchestras sound just one long note of woe.
No matter if you read Berry's fiction, essays or poetry, your life will be enriched.