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The peace of wild things

ivonprefontaine:

This is one of my favourite Wendell Berry poems and I have posted it previously. Nature is a wonderful place where we can just be in its grace. It just is and reveals itself to us when we open our hearts along with all our senses.

Originally posted on Dr Bill Wooten:

“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 the time
I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.”

~ Wendell Berry

Wood drake

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About ivonprefontaine

I have been an educator for almost 20 years. Prior to that, I worked in private industry for 15 years, then returned to university to earn my education degree. For the past 11 years, I have been a co-creator of learning in a unique, progressive, alternative educational school of choice. Currently, I am engaged in a doctoral program at Gonzaga University in Spokane. A main theme in my learning there has been the roles of systems thinking, complexity theory, and organizational theory, and how they apply to education generally and the learning environment I share with students, parents, and colleagues.

6 responses »

  1. So lovely, thank you for posting this!

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  2. Simply beautiful, I will keep this, thank you.

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