Apr 222012
 
I know it may well be a cop-out to use a poem that was read in worship this morning, but this one just seemed too good not to use.

Happy Earthy Day, Y’all. May you find a wood drake to lie beneath, or peace in the midst of other wild things.

“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
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.

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