- Give it Time
The river is of the earthand it is free. It is rigorouslyembanked and bound,and yet it is free. "To hellwith restraint," it says."I have got to be going."It will grind out its dams.It will go over and around them.They will become little pieces. [End Page 84]
Essayist, novelist, poet, cultural critic, environmentalist, and farmer Wendell Berry has written more than forty books. The recipient of the National Humanities Medal, he lives and works in his native Kentucky with his wife, Tanya, and their children and grandchildren.