Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Poetry Wednesday, Vol. 99

We rushed home a day early from Michigan because we were tired of being without him and wanted to see him.  His happy face as the kids greeted him at the door was well worth the surprise, even if he doesn't like surprises.  I am happier with him, I am a better mother when we are together, more relaxed, nicer, more patient.  In two weeks the kids and I will be heading out again for a week without him.  While I am really looking forward to seeing my sister and her family, I'm not excited about a week without our Papi.  He is the Coke of our family.  Things go better with Papi.

What We Need is Here
Wendell Berry

Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes.  Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here.  And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear.  What we need is here

*NOTE: if you would like to see pictures of our time in Michigan and all the fun we had there, just pop on over to my Mom's place and check us out!


Beth said...

Welcome home. Lucia and I went to the library last night and came home with three Berry books that I am looking forward to reading. It is hard for me to say this is one of my favorites because I tend to love all his works, but this is one of my favorites. Thank you for the reminder to look around where I am at, at my husband, my children, my mother, neighbor, and serve then and be content where I am.

Ruthie said...

So sweet. You and Mike make a good team :) Great poem, too!

Molly Sabourin said...

I've not seen you in forever!

This is the sweetest. This is real love. Yes, you and Mike are such a good team! "What we need is here" - amen!