Today, we honor the poetry of Wendell Erdman Berry, an American author whose extraordinary nature poetry grew out of his experiences as a farmer. 

Berry is responsible for so many beautiful quotes and poems. It was challenging to pick just a few. Here are some of my favorites:

"Eating is an agricultural act."
"Better than any argument is to rise at dawn and pick dew-wet red berries in a cup."
“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.”
“I don't believe that grief passes away. It has its time and place forever. More time is added to it; it becomes a story within a story. But grief and griever alike endure.


As featured on
The Daily Gardener podcast:

Words inspired by the garden are the sweetest, most beautiful words of all.
Wendell Berry
Wendell Berry