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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Peace of Wild Things by Wendell Berry

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A Highwaymen picture


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.


This is my favorite poem. ~nita~

I will keep John's address on my front page for all who want to send cards.

John's address: SSM Rehab
c/o John Zimmerman
room 137
6420 Clayton Road
St. Louis, Mo. 63117

4 comments:

Pia said...

hi nita. i was tagged by sparrow to do the desktop meme and i tagged you. if you feel up to it, i'd like you to join us. if not, i know you're busy, then it's ok.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Lovely poem. Very meaningful.

amanda said...

This is a beautiful poem and painting. I love the colors.

I hope you're feeling better today. Been praying for you.
amanda

red tin heart said...

Pia: Thanks for thinking of me, but I may have to decline on this one. xoxo Nita

Susan: Thank you. xo Nita

Amanda: Thank you dear. xoxo Nita

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