zondag 11 september 2011

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.

-Wendell Berry










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