Terrapin and other poems by Wendell Berry

Terrapin: Poems by Wendell Berry Cover

The prophet of responsible, thoughtful, connected rural life in Port Royal, Kentucky has published dozens of volumes. Here, assembled by illustrator Tom Pohrt, are twenty-one poems—bits of poems really—that children might enjoy.  Each one is a single attractive verbal image from nature or a simple thought, perfect for a bedtime blessing for a child or grandchild. Wish I still had a young child around. I would read these little poems aloud and show the illustrations.

To Know the Dark

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.       p. 36

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