Wendell Berry

Henry County, Kentucky
Wendell Berry
Henry County, Kentucky

The Peace Of Wild Things

Rating: 4.8
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.
Susan Powers 04 February 2021
The first line is incorrect and needs to be fixed! When despair FOR THE WORLD grows in me.The poetry should be accurate
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Nature is a soothing healer..Lovely poem.. a 5star one too.
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Hakim Archuletta 21 November 2020
It's really beyond belief that the poems are read by a machine, sort of obscene really. Who, how, did anyone imagine that to be OK? Is it some sort of bitter unconscious anger? Does that architect secretly hate poetry itself?
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Sade’ 23 July 2020
Very beautiful poem however is it appropriate other then that I loved the poem
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Ivy L 13 July 2020
The poem starts out, “When despair for the world grows in me.“ You skipped an important part
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This is really a nice poetry
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VLAshley 21 May 2020
The imagery is beautiful, like, dude... I feel like we, as a species, can feel the pain of empathy far too strongly. A curse and a blessing.
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Elizabeth 18 May 2020
The timing, now, especially...stirs me. Oh this man gets it. A stunning reminder.
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lili zamorano 21 April 2020
I have come to this poem over and over when I am in despair. I helps me center my thoughts at how simple joy can come.
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Frances Winfield 29 March 2020
How beautiful. As a fellow conservationist, These words touched my heart.
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