Book Review: A Timbered Choir by Wendell Berry

A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems, 1979-1997A Timbered Choir: The Sabbath Poems, 1979-1997 by Wendell Berry

This book has been in my bathroom for years – 5? 10? I don’t know, it has been a while. I would read an occasional poem here and there, but have been making a more concerted effort to do so in 2020. No star rating because 1) it has been too long and 2) poetry is not my strong reading suit so it wouldn’t be fair. I’m trying to learn, though.

I enjoyed reading many of these. The trees, the birds, the place Berry writes about even the people are real and are pictured for us in wholeness. I’m no agrarian; despite that many things he contemplates ring true. Some I simply didn’t understand.

I suspect I should re-read them all – I’ve folded down pages of particular ones that I’ll copy into my poetry collection book.

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