“May there be peace in the heavens, peace in the atmosphere, peace on the earth. Let there be coolness in the water, healing in the herbs and peace radiating from the trees. Let there be harmony in the planets and in the stars, and perfection in eternal knowledge. May everything in the universe be at peace. Let peace pervade everywhere, at all times. May I experience that peace within my own heart.” Yajur Veda 36.17)
At The BeZine when we discuss Waging Peace, we mean radical peace. We mean putting down weapons and using words. We are realists. We don’t envision a utopia. We do envision compromise, an imperfect peace but peace non-the-less.
Some of our contributors rightfully see Waging Peace as a path that starts with inner peace. Others were moved to bear witness, to raise consciousness, or to imagine a world at peace and some are inspired to suggest potential solutions.
It’s quite a package we gift you with today from poets and writers representing several of the world’s wisdom traditions and about ten countries including those of the U.K., Western Europe, Eastern Europe, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa, and the U.S.. Soul stirring. Thought provoking. Satisfying.
Thanks to all our contributors, to our core team members, and to the readers who are an important part of this effort. Please read, “like”, and comment. You – and your thoughts – are valued.
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and in the spirit of love (respect) and community,
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
How to read this issue of THE BeZINE:You can read each piece individually by clicking the links in the Table of Contents or you can click HERE and scroll through the entire zine.
Keeping Quiet, Pablo Neruda
Peace Rocks and Peace Roles, Corina Ravenscraft
Insecurity …, John Anstie
Pity the Nation and Let Us Be Poets, Voices of the Poet Prophets, Khalil Gibran & Lawrence Ferlinghetti
There’s a Chance, Johannes Beilharz
The Love in the Heart, Faruk Buzhala
The Way of Blessing, Wendy Bourke
Righteous Path, Wendy Bourke
Ethnic Cleanser, Paul Brooks
A Wealth, Paul Brookes
On Innocence, Paul Brookes
I’m Just About, Paul Brookes
Warlord, Paul Brookes
Two Tied, Paul Brookes
She Says, Paul Brookes
Ancient Messenger, Judy Capurso
At the End of War, DeWitt Clinton
Under Siege, Mahmoud Darwish
The Flautist Wears a Shaman’s Headdress, Jamie Dedes
The Plotting of a Story, Jamie Dedes
The Razor’s Edge, Jamie Dedes
Peace Alphabet, Michael Dickel
Here I Stand, Michael Dickel
Picket Fences, Irma Do
Tundra, Irma Do
Recycling Shakespeare for a Better World, Irma Do
Why You Came to Earth, Tikvah Feinstein
Boats on Blue, Joan Leotta
Damascus Cloak, Joan Leotta
the rock tumbler, Charles W. Martin
My Five-Five Fingers, Tomisin Olusala Martins
Flowers of Embers, Tomisin Olusala Martins
Only Collaboration, Carolyn O’Connell
Totem Stump, Myra Schneider
Open Door, Moe Seager
The Irony of Plowshares, Mike Stone
Drop the Guns and Let Us Be Poets, Anjum Wasim Dar
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A compelling volume of impactful and important pieces. Thank you for including me, Jamie.
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Thank you, Wendy, for coming out to play.
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Stoked to have seven poems featured in the latest issue of” The Bezine.” Thankyou Jamie
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