Friday, March 20, 2020

Poetry Friday: The Peace of Wild Things


I haven't shared this one for a while, but it's definitely time to share it again. Wishing you peace, friends.

The Peace of Wild Things 
by Wendell Berry

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
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(Read the rest here.)

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9 comments:

  1. Yes, peace of wild things. Thank you. :)

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  2. Yes! The poem for us all now, Karen. Wendell Berry from afar makes life better every time I read a poem of his. Best to you and yours for good health in this tough time!

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  3. One of my favorites. Thank you for offering it today. I am grateful that I can look out my window to see that peace every day.

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  4. Thank you Karen, and thank you Wendell. One of the things I threw in my bag when we got the notification that we'd be locked out of the school building was my hand-copied-on-an-index-card "The Real Work" that sat on my desk and now sits on my kitchen table/desk. Remembering every day to listen for the singing of this "impeded stream" world of ours.

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  5. Beautiful... I had not seen it before but I love the sentiment. Perfect for now.. thank you!!!

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  6. Thanks Karen for Wendell Berry's gorgeously centered poem–how timely and calming too. Be Well.

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  7. One of my favorite poems. Thanks for sharing it.

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  8. This is one of my all-time favorites and I've been thinking about sharing it as well. This poem never fails to soothe me. Thank you.

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