הרהורי החשבונות–Meditation 2, “The Peace of Wild Things,” Wendell Berry

Great Blue Heron, Morro Bay

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, Openings
(h/t UUCSS)

Image: great-blue-herogn-morro-bay-rookery_13 by mikebaird

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~ by matt on 3 October 2010.

One Response to “הרהורי החשבונות–Meditation 2, “The Peace of Wild Things,” Wendell Berry”

  1. This is a beautiful Wendell Berry poem. Thank you for sharing it.

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