Saturday, February 02, 2008

Silent Poetry Day

In honor of St. Brigid's Day, the blogiverse once again celebrates Silent Poetry Day. Here is my favorite all-time poem (for now...)

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


Blogger ms. kitty said...

I love that poem too, Judy, thanks.

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