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8336Panhala: Poem by Wendell Berry

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  • wdestiny44@aol.com
    Nov 2, 2012
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      No, no, there is no going back.
      Less and less you are
      that possibility you were.
      More and more you have become
      those lives and deaths
      that have belonged to you.
      You have become a sort of grave
      containing much that was
      and is no more in time, beloved
      then, now, and always.
      And so you have become a sort of tree
      standing over a grave.
      Now more than ever you can be
      generous toward each day
      that comes, young, to disappear
      forever, and yet remain
      unaging in the mind.
      Every day you have less reason
      not to give yourself away.
      ~ Wendell Berry ~ 
      (Collected Poems)
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