In quiet contemplation of a complex world, Berry focuses on a place or a moment. Reverence and understanding often emerge from the stillness. A small gathering of Berry's Sabbath poems were published in 1987. Now the whole series from 1979 to 1997 is collected in one book, celebrating the broad range of this vital and transforming poet. 240 pp.
An Eighth Day View:
For more than two decades, Wendell Berry has spent his Sunday mornings in a kind of walking meditation, observing the world and writing poems. A small collection of Betty's Sabbath poems was published in 1987, but A Timbered Choir gathers all of these singular poems written to date.
Many years of writing have won Wendell Berry the affection of a broad public. He is beloved for his quiet, steady explorations of nature, his emphasis on finding good work to do in the world, and his faith in the solace of family, memory, and community. His poetry is always assured and unceasingly spiritual; its power lies in the strength of truths revealed.