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The Peace of Wild Things

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 … Continue reading

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I am baffled by this seed of love…

I am baffled by this seed of love you’ve tenderly planted in my stitched-up heart, for my twisted soul now craves that burning feeling that lives in my eyes the following day after I’ve cried persistently in the lonesome dark … Continue reading

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Manifesto: The Mad Farmer Liberation Front

By: Wendell Berry Love the quick profit, the annual raise, vacation with pay. Want more of everything ready-made. Be afraid to know your neighbors and to die. And you will have a window in your head. Not even your future … Continue reading

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We the Sea

By: Janet Paleo Not a footstep to be heard   Not a fingerprint to be found   Not an impression left   On the shore   Of the sea. I wrote this poem a very long time ago when life seemed so bleak and dark. … Continue reading

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Quick Eyes

The flowers are alive today. And butterflies. If you are hurt, don’t forget the meadow. Go tired, bring your heart. Those who watch there are quiet and constant. They know we are connected cell to cell and, if you are … Continue reading

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The Journey

By David Whyte Above the mountains the geese turn into the light again Painting their black silhouettes on an open sky. Sometimes everything has to be inscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside … Continue reading

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Desiderata

by: Max Ehrmann (1927) Go placidly amid the noise and haste, And remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly & clearly; and … Continue reading

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