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.
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."
This verse, by Wendell Berry, describes the feeling that many experience when spending time in nature.
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