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

From my dear friend Martha and my mom

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One response to “The Peace of Wild Things

  1. Mama

    I love you so much, Bonnie! God is showing His strength through your weakness, as you wait, supine. You are sacrificing to take excellent care of your sons. You are precious!

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