Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Baby Birdie at Rest

**FLYING CONDITIONS: Partly Cloudy**

The birdies in my Juniper are growing so quickly. I only see one, but I do think the others may be still in there. It's really hard to tell.



The Peace of Wild Things

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.

— Wendell Berry

3 comments:

CarolynVB said...

Wow, that's a great pic and poem. Wonderful image...makes me want to go there, too!

Cerys Clevercrow said...

Thanks. I can't believe how quickly these birdies have grown!

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