Monday, November 23, 2015

The Peace of Wild Things

A good friend from days gone by
sent me a poem via FB messenger this morning.
You know,
there's nothing random about kindness ~
about thoughtfulness
or compassion.
I believe that when we give these pieces of ourselves ~
when we pour out our lives in the
consideration and care of those around us
{or those an ocean away!}
it matters.
It chips away at the darkness that can, at times,
seem to have a bolder, louder voice.
But no understanding gesture,
no matter how 'small,'
is ever without influence.
A moment can change,
some one's countenance can change,
a day - even a life - can change...

 ....or a friend can find the words to express what a fun afternoon walk
with a puppy really meant to her.
{Thanks Gillian}

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.

Joining Tamar for
The Good. The Random. The Fun.


  1. Hi,
    Beautiful shots to go with the beautiful words.
    Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  2. LOVE this! The words + images!

  3. I so so so needed this!!
    I will have to watch the Pats pre-game, they're giving a moment of silence for Ezra. So amazing.

  4. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!!! Love the pup!

  5. beautiful adrienne!! you sure do have an amazing gift for writing what i am feeling!!!

    the images are perfect, really perfect. i missed the bird in the berry tree....did not see him at all until i went back to scan the images a second time!!!