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Analysis and comments on The Real Work by Wendell Berry

Comment 1 of 1, added on January 30th, 2006 at 11:57 AM.

"The impeded stream is the one that sings" is a beautiful ending line that
somehow finds a new way to express a very tired theme: you can only
appreciate your achievements when you have had to overcome obstacles. In
this case, it is the water rushing over the rocks that creates the sound
that Berry says is singing and the silent stream with no impediments is
life without song or achievement. I have been a big fan of Wendell Berry
for some time and I connect with his view of humanity through nature.

Jim McGowan from United States

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Poet: Wendell Berry
Poem: The Real Work
Added: Mar 9 2005
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