The Peace of Wild Things
61 x 76cm
Acrylic on canvas
The Peace of Wild Things is an exquisite painting capturing the tranquil beauty of nature. Featuring serene colors and a peaceful atmosphere, this artwork evokes the feeling of coming into the peace of the wild things. The painting captures the essence of the famous poem by Wendell Berry, “I come into the peace of wild things, who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.” This gorgeous painting is sure to provide a peaceful atmosphere to any room.
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.
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 the time
I rest in the grace of the world and I am free.
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