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Being a Poet

posted Jul 19, 2012, 4:07 PM by Michael Dylan Welch   [ updated Jul 19, 2012, 4:08 PM ]
New to the Poems by Others page is “How to Be a Poet” by the inimitable Wendell Berry, who offers these lines:
        Of the little words that come
        out of the silence, like prayers
        prayed back to the one who prays,
        make a poem that does not disturb
        the silence from which it came.