Poetry Resources

The Hidden Singer

Above and below
all the gods
is a spirit that needs
nothing but its own
wholeness.
It has made all things
by dividing itself.
It will be whole again.
In our joining it knows
itself. It is with us then,
as a little bird
hidden in the leaves
who sings quietly
and waits
and sings.

Wendell Berry
(adapted by Denis Donnelly)