Water is H2O, hydrogen two parts, oxygen one, but there is also a third thing that makes water,
and nobody knows what that is.

–D. H. Lawrence



Monday, July 18, 2016

The Peace of Wild Things

  


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When despair grows in me
and I wake in the middle of 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.



–Wendell Berry


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