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Sunday February 10, 2019

Do not think me gentle
because I speak in praise
of gentleness, or elegant
because I honor the grace
that keeps this world. I am
a man saw crude as any,
gross of speech, intolerant,
stubborn, angry, full
of fits and furies. That I
may have spoken well
at times is not natural.
A wonder is what it is.

—Wendell Berry
  American poet, essayist, and philosopher (b. 1934)

Source:”A Warning to My Readers” in New Collected Poems (buy from Amazon)

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