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Analysis and comments on The peace of wild things by Wendell Berry

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Comment 14 of 134, added on July 13th, 2011 at 10:56 PM.
correction to version here

ONE of the mistakes by whoever submitted this wonderful of poem has been
commented on already, but not the other. The first two lines are:

When despair for the world grows in me
and i wake in the night at the least sound..

Please proofread carefully when you post a poem!!

G. M. Dale from United States
Comment 13 of 134, added on June 4th, 2011 at 8:44 AM.
the peace of wild things

this poem made me feel so horny, so i just went and masturbated. it felt
really good

candice from Australia
Comment 12 of 134, added on April 25th, 2011 at 1:42 PM.
What I feel!

I really like this poem. I stumbled upon this freshman year of mine. It
made me smile and feel like running through a feild of flowers would be
just great to do. I love it!

Jessica Jerkface(: from United States
Comment 11 of 134, added on January 2nd, 2011 at 5:31 PM.
peace of wild things

I have carried a handwritten copy of this poem with me in my body armour on
my last 3 tours, Iraq and Afghanistan, twice.
It always helps me to find a quiet corner and have a wee read.
A truly beautiful poem.

mac from United Kingdom
Comment 10 of 134, added on November 3rd, 2010 at 2:33 PM.
mrs. grapejuice

i like pie

bob from United States
Comment 9 of 134, added on October 23rd, 2010 at 12:03 AM.


Comment 8 of 134, added on July 5th, 2010 at 10:16 AM.
The peace of wild things

It made me feel good and it made me think of what I am missing.

Jerry from United States
Comment 7 of 134, added on January 15th, 2007 at 2:04 PM.

i had to do a project on a poem and i chose to do one of Berry's creations.
this one was by far my favorite, i agree that his love of nature and
humanity intertwined with one another is beautiful. every once in a while
everyone needs to get in touch with nature and just get away for a little
while. the wild is how our world got started, all we had to begin with was
wild land and creatures, we need to get back to our roots sometimes.

meghan from United States
Comment 6 of 134, added on March 23rd, 2006 at 12:23 AM.

The line "I come into the peace of wild things
who do not tax their lives with forethought
of grief." made me think of a contrast of human nature vs wild animal/bird
nature. Humans will worry about today, tomorrow, and the future whereas,
animals deal with now and have no thought of more than immediate need. I
also thought about Berry's spiritual and biblical tendencies and recalled
scriptures in Matthew and Luke reminding us not to worry about how we will
be taken care of for we are worth more than birds and lilies which have
their needs taken care of.

Carla from United States
Comment 5 of 134, added on February 25th, 2006 at 10:35 AM.

Wild things do not tax thier lives with "thoughts" I'm not sure wild things
have thoughts. the poem itself is perhaps an attemt to enlighten us with
the knowledge we posess does not nessessiarily mean we poison our own peace
of mind with this great intelligence of ours.

Marcus from United States

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Poet: Wendell Berry
Poem: The peace of wild things
Added: Mar 9 2005
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