respite

” When despair grows in me

and I wake in the night at the least sound

in fear of what my life and children’s lives may be,

I go and lie down where the wood drake

rests in his beauty on the water, and the green heron feeds.

I come into the peace of the 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 for their light.

For a time I rest in the grace of the world

and am free. “

Wendell Berry

Bosque Del Apache NWR, New Mexico
Tift Preserve Buffalo, New York
Langford, New York
Lawtons, New York
Fort DeSoto State Park, Florida
Conowingo Dam, Maryland
Conowingo Dam, Maryland
Blackwater NWR, Maryland
Times Beach Nature Preserve Buffalo, New York
Times Beach Nature Preserve Buffalo, New York
Lawtons, New York
Langford, New York
Times Beach Nature Preserve Buffalo, New York
James River, Virginia
James River, Virginia
James River, Virginia
James River, Virginia

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