– Wendell Berry
In The Peace of Wild Things,
poet Wendell Berry shares the power
that nature holds for him.
When he fears what the future might hold
for him and his children,
he goes to “where the wood drake
rests in his beauty on the water,
and the great heron feeds.”
In the midst of the world’s business and busyness,
whether we go in reality or in our imagination,
let’s often bring ourselves
to a place where we can be soothed, healed, and uplifted
by the grace of the natural world.
May we rest in beauty and peace, and faith too,
with reverence for life as a touchstone.