A Warning to My Readers By Wendell Berry

Do not think me gentle

because I speak in praise

of gentleness, or elegant

because I honor the grace

that keeps this world. I am

a man crude as any,

gross of speech, intolerant,

stubborn, angry, full

of fits and furies.
That I 
may have spoken well

at times, is not natural.

A wonder is what it is.