What we need is here

Sang with the UofSC Men’s Chorus this morning. We’re doing a piece this semester based on a poem by Wendell Berry, “What We Need Is Here.” This song, and poem, are growing on me.
Geese appear high over us,
pass, and the sky closes. Abandon,
as in love or sleep, holds
them to their way, clear
in the ancient faith: what we need
is here. And we pray, not
for new earth or heaven, but to be
quiet in heart, and in eye,
clear. What we need is here.
Have a sweet day.
Here’s a YouTube video of another group performing the song.
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