Monday Morning: Let Me Rise Up

red ovenbird,

When I rise up
let me rise up joyful
like a bird

When I fall
let me fall without regret
like a leaf.

~ Wendell Berry, “Prayers and Sayings of the Mad Farmer” from The Mad Farmer Poems



  1. Amen…have an awesome rise today, Dave…

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  2. and sometimes….’when i wake, let me drag out the process of opening my eyes and really moving, like a sloth.’

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  3. Such a gift to have Wendell’s words in this world. 🙏🏻

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  4. Yes.

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  5. Beautiful– wishing you an awesome start to your week, DK!

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  6. you know wht. yeah. just like this. simple and there.
    rise like a bird fall like a leaf

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  7. hocuspocus13 says:

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  8. I am falling with regret….

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  9. Reblogged this on Bridgit's Fire.

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  10. Yes! Let it be like that. ❤
    Diana xo

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  11. Beautiful start to the week. I love waking up to the choir of birdsongs outside my window each morning.

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  12. One of my favourite authors 🙂

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  13. Reblogged this on Mostly My Heart Sings and commented:
    A sweet reminder and lovely aspiration…

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