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Nov. 17th, 2016

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Wage peace with your breath.
Breathe in firemen and rubble,
breathe out whole buildings
and flocks of redwing blackbirds.

Breathe in terrorists and breathe out sleeping children
and freshly mown fields.
Breathe in confusion and breathe out maple trees.
Breathe in the fallen
and breathe out lifelong friendships intact.

Wage peace with your listening:
hearing sirens, pray loud.
Remember your tools:
flower seeds, clothes pins, clean rivers.

Make soup.
Play music, learn the word for thank you in three languages.
Learn to knit, and make a hat.
Think of chaos as dancing raspberries,
imagine grief as the outbreath of beauty
or the gesture of fish.
Swim for the other side.
Wage peace.

Never has the world seemed so fresh and precious.
have a cup of tea and rejoice.
Act as if armistice has already arrived.
Celebrate today.


~Judyth Hill

Just filing it here for my remembrances.

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( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )
ext_1863175
Nov. 18th, 2016 11:07 pm (UTC)
In the last couple of weeks I have read so much beautiful poetry; gentle, healing words. This poem is just what I needed today.♥

Love,
Susan
impossibleway
Nov. 19th, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
Yes, there is so much good around right now! I hope it continues for the long term.
elberethmyrrh
Nov. 20th, 2016 07:22 am (UTC)

Love this...

( 3 trees — Plant a Forest )

A Blessed Wilderness

It was just like being in heaven, being in there. In those days there was no road. The park was all a blessed wilderness. I have often thought what a wonderful people we would have been if we had wanted to keep it that way.

~Adolph Murie, biologist, on Denali


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