the grace of the world
dave.bangs at virgin.net
Wed Dec 26 11:43:15 GMT 2012
I heard this on Radio 4 before xmas...
May we all campaign with successes next year...and have lots of fun...and rest in the peace of wild things and the grace of the world
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
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