Peace In Nature

There is beauty, and then there is Beauty! This is Beauty and he quotes one of my favorite poets, Wendell Berry.

Broken Light Collective

Photo taken by contributor Hank Shaw, a writer and amateur photographer who has had several family members who have struggled with serious depression. He lost a brother to suicide in 1984.

About this photo: “I ran across a poem from Wendell Berry called ‘The Peace of Wild Things’. It says everything I could possibly say about the role of nature photography in my life:

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…

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