I have exciting news to share with you!

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Good Sunday, dear readers!

A while ago, I had mentioned to you a project by Inner Child Press, ltd. – an extensive publication of poetry to be distributed to the member nations of the United Nations and the voting members of the United States Congress. It is an extraordinary honor for me to be one of the contributors to this two-volume book. In addition to my poem (please see below) being among over ninety poets’ lyrical creations, a preface I have been privileged to compose will appear on the first pages of this voluminous peace messenger. The publishing date is set as April 1st, 2014. With the public release of this project being right around the corner, I wanted to share this news with you first. Should you obtain a copy of World Healing World Peace Poetry, I hope it will make a memorable reading for you all.

Wishing you a wonderful Sunday, I leave you with my usual excitement for your next visit.

even time and space united

twelfth century Central Anatolia – cradle of civilizations

birthed Rumi, a poet of spirituality

amid teeming wars over religion and arms

he pled all colors of skin, worshippers of any shape or belief

called upon unity on behalf of humanity

 

he was neither the first nor the last to implore

the seed of homosapiens is the same at its core

 

the twenty-first century might – Mandela’s South African light

caressed him – Tolstoy, Picasso not far behind

 

nineteenth century Persia

labored Baha’u’llah

to wed world religions

 

Siddhartha Gautama donned India

in sixth century before Christ

with values of peace

liberating his devotees

from earthly agonies

 

doves led King to a North American glide

that twentieth century’s potent ripples still in tranquil ebb and tide

 

guarding the tortured, those imprisoned, lynched

nurturing them all, Socrates kept vigil – though in poison of hatred

 

before Christ through Confucius the Golden Rule revived

alas! an ancient old wisdom had survived:

 

“Men’s natures are alike, it is their habits that carry them far apart.”

 

habits to arm, to discriminate

to abolish love, to nourish only those who hate

fossilized as heirlooms, resisted each age, firm not to abate

 

yet

even time and space prevailed to unite

for they had love’s healing command on their side

at warp speed, the peaceful have become and multiplied

 

Gandhi

Dalai Lama, the 14th

Gorbachev

Walesa

Suu Kyi

Williams

Corrigan

Laroupe

Ali

Malala

Hanh

Chinmoy

Vivekananda

Wilberforce

Tutu

Jefferson

Wilson

Annan

Carter

Mother Teresa

they

we

he

she

you

i…

 

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7 responses to “I have exciting news to share with you!

  1. Pingback: What if forced …ism were to become “the new normal” | hülya n yılmaz

  2. I’ll catch my breath and savour this Sunday poetic reflection for a bit, and move on to other of your thought provoking poetic journeys. Thank you for this one. Brilliant…!

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    • I thank you for your repeated visit, and want to hope you won’t be disappointed in your readings of my other “poetic journeys”. As far as your finding in this one a value for ‘brilliance’, I can only respond saying: you have my gratitude.

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  3. Anonymous

    I love it … beautiful … ♥

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