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Wendell Berry - The peace of wild things

When despair grows in me
and I wake in the middle of the night at the least sound
in fear of what my life and my children's lives may be,
I go and lie down where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water, and the great heron feeds.
I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief. I come into the presence of still water.
And I feel above me the day-blind stars
waiting for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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Poet: Wendell Berry
Poem: The peace of wild things
Poem of the Day: Oct 29 2011

Comment 143 of 143, added on March 4th, 2017 at 6:28 PM.

6H0CXX Thanks for the post. I all definitely return.

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Comment 142 of 143, added on January 1st, 2016 at 12:40 PM.


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Comment 141 of 143, added on November 28th, 2015 at 12:05 AM.

NIQhOX Im thankful for the article. Keep writing.

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