Wendell Berry

(August 5, 1934 / Henry County, Kentucky)

Wendell Berry Poems

1. The Silence 4/24/2015
2. The Real Work -new- 5/13/2015
3. Like The Water 11/22/2014
4. Water 11/22/2014
5. In A Motel Parking Lot, Thinking Of Dr. Williams 1/3/2003
6. Testament 1/3/2003
7. A Warning To My Readers 1/3/2003
8. The Mad Farmer Revolution 1/3/2003
9. The Country Of Marriage 1/3/2003
10. The Hidden Singer 1/3/2003
11. A Meeting In A Part 1/3/2003
12. A Timbered Choir 1/3/2003
13. What We Need Is Here 1/13/2003
14. Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front 1/3/2003
15. The Peace Of Wild Things 1/3/2003
Best Poem of Wendell Berry

The Peace Of Wild Things

When despair 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 for their light. For a time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

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