03 November 2012

Dream Peace Haiku

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/22/Nagasaki_Fountain_of_Peace.jpg
Fountain of Peace in Peace Park, Nagasaki
photograph by Masgatotkaca, Wikimedia Commons.
  


Villages tend Peace
like food, cultivating by
hand and in person.

A Fountain of Youth
central to all—Peace quenches
thirst freely, fairly

Let's imagine it
now, here, building with stone soup—
Perfect!  Possible!





Written for blogblast4peace.com and for Kerry's "Poetry for Peace"--her surprise "Sunday Mini-Challenge" at Imaginary Gardens with Real Toads.   The thing is, the fountain requires daily care and daily drinking, it dies from laziness and inattentiveness.  It takes a "village" to raise and praise Peace. My blog for 11/4 Blog4peace is Dona Nobis Pacem.




 Copyright © 2012 S.L.Chast
Chosen for book 11/9/2013


20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

stone soup...smiles...we just related that story tonight as we had shepherds stew....each person bringing an ingredient to add to the pot...

villages tend peace like food...like that thought and line...

Bing Yap said...

one village at a time... it will be the whole world soon... yes, everything is possible. our faith in each other can make peace possible.

susan, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment.

Green Speck said...

I loved the stone soup ... marvelous poem !!!

Isadora Gruye said...

I dig the reference to stone soup, and your echoing of the possible. Thanks for posting today, now Nanowrimo?

Kerry O'Connor said...

Building with stone soup was such an arresting image.

Thank you for participating in "Poetry for Peace" on Real Toads.

Mary said...

What can be imagined can be achieved! (We hope.)

Annelisa said...

Yes, peace is to be cultivated. Love the poem. Peace to you and yours!

(A link to your post will be on "Peace Bloggers Unite" later)


Susie Clevenger said...

Love "stone soup." May we become people of peace. Good luck with your writing!!

Laurie Kolp said...

Amazing, Susan! How's the novel writing going?

Tatius T. Darksong said...

"Villages tend peace like food" so true, thanks for sharing this.

Marian said...

yes, the stone soup. yes.

Kay L. Davies said...

This is wonderful, Susan.
K

Mama Zen said...

"Villages tend Peace
like food"

That's beautiful.

my heart's love songs said...

grant us peace!

Listening Daisy said...

Very beautiful poem, I especially like the line "A fountain of youth"

Karen said...

Nice, Susan.

Stone soup ...good reminder.

whimsygizmo said...

Love the Stone Soup reference. :)
Good luck with Nano. I keep telling myself "some year..." ;)

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kaykuala said...

Peace is so elusive! It seem to be thirsting for success but is just difficult. Nicely Susan!

Hank

sreeja harikrishnan said...

loved this poem!

Hannah said...

Yes, Susan...the images you cultivate here feel nourishing...a beautiful peace offering.