“The Real Work”

It may be that when we no longer know what to do
we have come to our real work,

and that when we no longer know which way to go
we have come to our real journey.

The mind that is not baffled is not employed.

The impeded stream is the one that sings.

~ Wendell Berry

With thanks to Greg for sharing this poem.

4 thoughts on ““The Real Work”

  1. Murray Schwartz says:

    Key word: impede. Shakespeare used it in Macbeth: “…all that impedes thee from the golden round” (i.e. the crown). An obstacle, not a blockage.

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