Morning on Election Day

11.03.20

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.

1 thought on “Morning on Election Day

  1. ncoakley1comcastnet

    This is such a strange day. We have been waiting for this for 4 years and now realize it could get worse. What this man can do in the next 75 days, if he loses, is unimaginable. We’ll be up late watching.

    Reply

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