Posted by: Philip Carr-Gomm | August 4, 2014

The Peace of Wild Things

Sunset on Lake Heron - Outdoor Exposure by Denise

Sunset on Lake Heron – Outdoor Exposure by Denise

 

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 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. 
~ Wendell Berry

 


Responses

  1. What an absolutely beautiful picture – stunning! And words to match too. Thank you for this, a truly lovely thing in it’s entirety. Jayne. /|\

  2. Oh so beautiful and so relevant with all the chaos in the world at the moment. Thank you.

  3. Beautifully written x


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