In Solitudes of Peace

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Now a red, sleepy sun above the rim
Of twilight stares along the quiet weald,
And the kind, simple country shines revealed
In solitudes of peace, no longer dim.
The old horse lifts his face and thanks the light,
Then stretches down his head to crop the green.
All things that he has loved are in his sight;
The places where his happiness has been
Are in his eyes, his heart, and they are good.
~Siegfried Sassoon from “Break of Day”

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Move away from reading morning headlines
or being crushed in the masses at rush hour,
ignore the politics of power
or striving for market share~

instead, come home to this:

the reality of peace brought to earth.
A day breaks fresh each morning
and folds gently and quietly each evening.
And we are glad,
so glad,
that it is good.

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4 thoughts on “In Solitudes of Peace

  1. This was wonderful, Emily! It produced an immediate shift in my mind and heart, from anxiety and dread (I’d been reading news headlines) to the peace that is real–nothing that this world can provide.

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  2. Move away from reading morning headlines
    or being crushed in the masses at rush hour,
    ignore the politics of power
    or striving for market share~

    instead, come home to this:

    the reality of peace brought to earth.
    A day breaks fresh each morning
    and folds gently and quietly each evening.
    And we are glad,
    so glad,
    that it is good.

    I love this! I have the reality of peace outside my door each day. I need to remember and stop striving.

    Like

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