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Friday, November 3, 2023

The Poetry Show: The Peace of Wild Things

Enlighten Radio Presents


When despair for the world grows in me...


The Peace of Wild Things


Janet introduces poems of peace as the world descends into horror.

Broadcasts LIVE, Wednesdays, 10 AM Eastern

Hosts: Janet Harrison, John Case

This Episode Recorded 10/12/2023

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.
rom The Peace of Wild Things And Other Poems (Penguin, 2018)
Copyright (c) 2012 by Wendell Berry


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