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Drops that gather one by one finally become a sea.
"Zarreh zarreh jam garadad vangahi darya shavad".
A Persian Proverb

E'tokmit e'k, rangimarie, hedd, pace, tutquin, shanti, vrede, paquilisli, MNP, Onai rahu, amani, kev sib haum xeeb, salam, shaantiM, hedd, gutpela taim, lalyi, pesca, damai, raha, fred, eirni, pax, mir, peace, heiwa, amn, nabad, rauha,paz, frid, paco, shAnti, paqe, danh tu, ittimokla, rahu, paix, beke, shalom, mnonestotse, kapayapaan
Celebrating the World's Poetry of Peace

Joyce B. Adams


Not the flare of city nor the strew
of bodies slows the powerful
week wheel. Implacably it rotates
its Mondays and Tuesdays
over land mines, crippled tanks, and
gaping boots dropped by deserters.
Ali died on Wednesday, Nabil on Thursday;
Prayer Day brought death to Aisha and Jalal.
Saturday's fatalities were
John T., Denzil, and John F., with
Heather and eight others wounded.
The seven-spoked whe
el spiked with debris
turns inevitably west, rolling Iraq
nearby as rooftop rain on Sunday
morning rattles us awake.
The wheel upon us has no brake.
How can we live peace beneath
scattered ashes of the eastern earth?

To vision and flight

When I say, "Peace work,"
do you imagine dark suits
lined along a rope across a chalk mark;
half facing half, us facing them,
home, abroad--and rich facing poor?
Do you picture straining, tugging;
see struggle topple all at once?

Listen here, I'm telling you
The work of peace can be as simple
As the hatchling's stubborn
picking at its shield.
"It is time" passes like a morning
breeze through the sparrow's body.
At once the protective seal cracks,
showing bird and world
that the other is no vulture,
but another sparrow
of a different size and dampness.
"It is time" joins a bird
to insects, seeds, and sun,
to vision and flight .

Joyce is a librarian, educator, and poet living in Ellettsville, Indiana.
©Joyce Adams - please request written permission from artist for duplication of these works.

We must allow ourselves the joy of loving through life more than we fear our living.
T.B. Stone


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