Sleep poem by Wendell Berry

Deep into Sleep, Sketchbook Skool, Sleep, Wendell Berry

sleep

The body in the invisible
Familiar room accepts the gift
Of sleep, and for a while is still;
Instead of will, it lives by drift

In the great night that gathers up
The earth and sky. Slackened, unbent,
Unwanting, without fear or hope,
The body rests beyond intent.

Sleep is the prayer the body prays,
Breathing in unthought faith the Breath
That through our worry-wearied days
Preserves our rest, and is our truth.

 

From the 1990 selection of Sabbath poems.

Kathy’s dog show

Agility Dog Show, AKC, Dog Show

I met my friend Kathy at her agility show for something fun to sketch and to give support. Her dog is an Australian Shepherd who is very young and learning the ropes. (https://www.akc.org/dog-breeds/australian-shepherd/).

North is an amazing ball of energy and fur, who jumps and leaps from genes that were  developed to herd.

In fact, this is a way for North to channel the energy and receive praise for doing well.

You can imagine the bad, if left to invent for herself.

The couple I sketched were from rural Kentucky. Nice people who probably didn’t realize I was sketching away. From a military background, he now supports his wife’s passion for training dogs. Nice!

Sometimes a quick sketch captures the honest moments.