Chaplain James Hatter
Recently we had a poetry workshop for our residents here at East Louisville. A local English professor came to read poetry and to help our residents craft their own poems. One of the poems we discussed was The Peace of Wild Things, by local poet 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