ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion
aroraborealis

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The Broken Ground, by Wendell Berry

The opening out and out,
body yielding body;
the breaking
through which the new
comes, perching
above its shadow
on the piling up
darkened broken old
husks of itself:
bud opening to flower
opening to fruit opening
to the sweet marrow
of the seed—
taken
from what was, from
what could have been.
What is left
is what is.
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