the peace of wild things–comforting words for days like today
the peace of wild things–comforting words for days like today

the peace of wild things–comforting words for days like today

The Peace of Wild Thingsducks on lake

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.

— Wendell Berry

2 Comments

  1. I just shared a post on consumerism with a quote and a partial poem from Wendell Berry and I’m browsing the blogosphere looking for other Berry fans.

    I like what you have going here. My family lives on 7 1/2 acres and they are doing a good bit of homesteading themselves. I respect and admire the effort, but find myself more at home in a one bedroom apartment curled up with my laptop (where I don’t even have to mow my grass).

    Thanks for your efforts and the inspiration.

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