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When despair for the world grows in me
Posted by: E. D.C. (142.21.114.---)
Date: August 03, 2004 02:36AM

I'm trying to locate a poem that begins:
When despair for the world grows in me...

The only other thing I can remember is a lake and a woodrake?
Please help


Re: When despair for the world grows in me
Posted by: ilza (---.162.245.85.user.ajato.com.br)
Date: August 03, 2004 08:10AM

The Peace of Wild Things
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.

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