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The Peace of Wild Things Summary & Analysis
by Wendell Berry

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"The Peace of Wild Things" is one of American poet Wendell Berry's most enduring and widely-loved poems. First published in 1968, the poem illustrates the soothing, restorative power of nature. When feeling anxiety about the future, the speaker goes outside and lies down in the grass, near birds and tranquil waters. There, the speaker finds "peace" in the "grace" of nature, and, if only for a moment, is freed from fear.

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