Poets | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
May 29th, 2015 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 288,562 comments.
Wendell Berry - The Wish to be Generous

ALL that I serve will die, all my delights,
the flesh kindled from my flesh, garden and field,
the silent lilies standing in the woods,
the woods, the hill, the whole earth, all
will burn in man's evil, or dwindle
in its own age. Let the world bring on me
the sleep of darkness without stars, so I may know
my little light taken from me into the seed
of the beginning and the end, so I may bow
to mystery, and take my stand on the earth
like a tree in a field, passing without haste
or regret toward what will be, my life
a patient willing descent into the grass.

Share |

Added: Mar 9 2005 | Viewed: 5173 times | Comments and analysis of The Wish to be Generous by Wendell Berry Comments (50)

The Wish to be Generous - Comments and Information

Poet: Wendell Berry
Poem: The Wish to be Generous

Comment 50 of 50, added on April 7th, 2015 at 1:41 AM.
HKHhxqldxSCNljQTadW

zNRxHR Definitely, what a fantastic website and informative posts, I will bookmark your blog.Have an awsome day!

nick crorkz from Greece
Comment 49 of 50, added on August 1st, 2014 at 8:20 AM.
ygrLHjVKtddJsGyY

XIwgkZ Major thanks for the blog post.Much thanks again. Really Great.

mattew crorkz from Bulgaria
Comment 48 of 50, added on August 1st, 2014 at 7:29 AM.
nvUtccborzCPaOcO

od2Y3C Really informative blog article.Really thank you! Awesome.

crorkz linkz from Argentina

Are you looking for more information on this poem? Perhaps you are trying to analyze it? The poem, The Wish to be Generous, has received 50 comments. Click here to read them, and perhaps post a comment of your own.

Poem Info

Berry Info
Copyright © 2000-2015 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links