Entries Categorized as 'Reading'

Wendell Berry – Like The Water

Date September 18, 2012

Autumn doesn’t officially start until Saturday, but we’ve been having a preview here in Charlottesville for the past week or so. Crisp mornings, cool evenings, leaves beginning to change. It’s raining today; everything is green-come-colorful outside, and there are drops on the windows. It’s a wonderful sound in the background as I work the day […]

Georg Trakl – Music in the Mirabell

Date August 18, 2011

Picked up a beautiful book of poems by Georg Trakl today. Highly recommended. Music in the Mirabell A fountain sings. Clouds, white and tender, Are set in the clear blueness Engrossed, silent people walk At evening through the ancient garden. Ancestral marble has grown grey. A flight of birds seeks far horizons. A faun with […]

Words to Live By: Wendell Berry

Date August 3, 2009

Some wise words on how to live life, by Wendell Berry: Breathe with unconditioned breath the unconditioned air.  Shun electric wire.  Communicate slowly.   Live a three-dimensioned life; stay away from screens. This, certainly, is not my life. But I’d like it to be. The first steps are the hardest.

The Grain of Sound

Date June 22, 2009

Here’s a poem I read yesterday that reminded me of Ron Block, the banjo player for Alison Krauss and Union Station and a frequent poster / commentator over at The Rabbit Room. Thought I’d share: The Grain of Sound A banjo maker in the mountains, when looking out for wood to carve an instrument, will […]

Sacred Space.

Date February 18, 2009