5 August

As soon as the generals and the politics
can predict the motions of your mind,
lose it. Leave it as a sign
to mark the false trail, the way
you didn’t go.
Be like the fox
who makes more tracks than necessary,
some in the wrong direction.
Practice resurrection.

Wendell Berry, born on 5 August 1934, American poet, writer and farmer, Sun in Leo, Moon and Ascendant in Gemini.