The Peace of Wild Things
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 a time I rest in the grace of the world,
and I am free.
Lent Vessels - 13
'If we have never sought, we seek Thee now;
Thine eyes burn through the dark, our only stars;
We must have sight of thorn-pricks on Thy brow,
We must have Thee, O Jesus of the Scars.
The heavens frighten us; they are too calm;
In all the universe we have no place.
Our wounds are hurting us; where is the balm?
Lord Jesus, by Thy Scars, we claim Thy grace'.
Lent Vessels - 11
May the fragrance
Of a breathing meadow
Refresh your heart
And remind you
You are a child of the earth.
Lent Vessels - 9
“This is the time to be slow,
Lie low to the wall
Until the bitter weather passes.
Try, as best you can, not to let
The wire brush of doubt
Scrape from your heart
All sense of yourself
And your hesitant light.
If you remain generous,
Time will come good;
And you will find your feet
Again on fresh pastures of promise,
Where the air will be kind
And blushed with beginning.”
Definitely not a Piano Blog but an 'extra' - a blessing for the extraordinary times we're in !
Go Peaceful (Live studio version)
As we've all got more time on our hands (and things on our minds) at the moment I've decided that along with my regular Piano Blog improvisations and Ruth's photos I'm going to start posting a few Song videos - again mostly accompanied by Ruth's images but also the occasional live video. As well as on Facebook they'll also be on my Youtube channel www.youtube.com/paulfield and on bandcamp www.paulfield.bandcamp.com
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Paul & Ruth Field
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