Category Archives: Birdsong

Fragments of Poetry 14

“When I rise up
let me rise up joyful
like a bird.

When I fall
let me fall without regret
like a leaf.”



Excerpt from: “Prayers and Sayings of a Mad Farmer” 
New Collected Poems by Wendell Berry  (Wendell Berry) p. 149  © 2012

You may also enjoy other “Fragments of Poetry” by:

William Stafford – December 16, 2012, and Mary Oliver – August 18, 2012



Photo Locations:

1. Wood Thrush – Home Woods

2. Sugar Maple leaf – Fallasburg Park  (Fallasburg) Page Creek , Kent County, Michigan

3. Silver Maple leaf – Grand River, (Grand) Kent County, Michigan (Michigan