I go among trees and sit still.
All my stirring becomes quiet
around me like circles on water.
My tasks lie in their places
Where i left them, asleep like cattle ...
Then what I am afraid of comes.
I live for a while in its sight.
What i fear in it leaves it,
And the fear of it leaves me.
It sings, and I hear its song.
excerpt from "I go among trees and sit still" from Sabbaths by Wendell Berry