You do not have to be good. 

You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. 

You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. 

Mary Oliver, excerpted from Wild Geese

Welcome. It is my sincerest hope that you will find healing, comfort, and connection on these pages. Feel free to browse through the poetry and posts and comment if you wish on any and all topics. 

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Many blessings, 

John Berry

Latest Work

Those Who Approve 

Standing in the riot

A sultry summer makes


Poke and thistle, climbing vines

Trees where trees were not.


Listen, here’s your chance

To listen, first to the clipped


Voice in your head who says

You failed the lawn


The weeds have won. And then

To those who approve.


(from The Lawnmower Poems, Foothills Publishing, 2019)


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