Note from the Editor: Every Tuesday, TFT HK will bring you a post or article from/about one of our local or global food heroes. These are people who inspire us, and whose visions align with the values that TFT espouses and promotes. This week's post is one of my favorite poems by celebrated American farmer and man of letters, Wendell Berry. Berry is an academic; an economic and cultural critic; and the author of numerous volumes of poetry, collections of short stories, and novels that advocate for the development, nourishment, and sustenance of small family farms, collaborative communities, and local economies. Please also see his lovely and important essay, "The Pleasures of Eating", reprinted on the Center for Ecoliteracy website. Wendell, we at TFT HK salute you!
What We Need Is Here
Geese appear high over us,pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,as in love or sleep, holdsthem to their way, clearin the ancient faith: what we needis here. And we pray, notfor new earth or heaven, but to bequiet in heart, and in eye,clear. What we need is here.