Sunday Quotes: I Would Not Have Been A Writer

“I would not have been a poet
except that I have been in love
alive in this mortal world,
or an essayist except that I
have been bewildered and afraid,
or a storyteller had I not heard
stories passing to me through the air,
or a writer at all except
that I have been wakeful in the night
and words have come to me
out of their deep caves,
needing to be remembered.”

-Wendell Berry; This Day

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