A Soothing Poem For a Turbulent Time

A Soothing Poem For a Turbulent Time

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In light of our nation’s election turmoil, anguish and as many negative words as you can come up with for this most disconcerting and shameful public time, I thought this poem would hit the spot.


The Peace of Wild Things  by Wendell Berry

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.


I welcome you back and hope you’ll find some uplift here.




2 thoughts on “A Soothing Poem For a Turbulent Time

  1. Charlotte says:

    You are soft spoken yet your words are dynamic, therefore we listen.

    You speak with knowledge yet from the heart.
    You care..and that makes you , You.

  2. Harriet says:

    Thanks, Charlotte, for your warm words.

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