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Wednesday, 26. March 2003

The Peace of Wild Things - Wendell Berry



When despair for the world grows for 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 dayblind stars,
waiting with their light,
for a time, I rest in the grace of the world,

and am free.

Trivia: Poem recited on ER by the Alan Alda character Dr Gabe Lawrence




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