Different Kinds of Happy

The Peace of Wild Things

When despair for the world grows in me
and I wake in 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 with their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

by Wendell Berry

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This entry was published on September 13, 2013 at 3:40 am and is filed under Creative Inspiration, Literature. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

One thought on “The Peace of Wild Things

  1. Love the poem, Wendell Berry is great

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