Each April, the Academy of American Poets creates and distributes—for free—almost 200,000 copies of the current National Poetry Month posters to U.S. schools, libraries, bookstores, and community centers to help promote the month-long celebration and to increase poetry awareness.
Celebrate with us!
Here are some poems submitted by the Staff at The World Peace Sanctuary in Wassaic, New York–USA
In the Spirit of May Peace Prevail On Earth!
Colors of the Rainbow
Infinite gratitude for Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Infinite love for all humankind, all flora, all fauna.
Infinite unity among all the colors of the rainbow.
A ripple effect. A thrown stone in the middle of a pond.
To yearn for world peace. Start with thyself.
You feel it within. Spread it without.
After you feel it, you see it.
Peace spreads into the lives of others.
Others send the Message along.
Gratitude for Earth, Air, Fire, Water.
Love for all humankind, all flora, all fauna.
Unity among all the colors of the rainbow.
Hearing peace. Peace is the powerful spoken word.
May Peace Prevail On Earth
Spoken by all the colors of the rainbow.
Written by Sarah Paquette, April 2009
The Seed—May Peace Prevail On Earth
By James Millan Dugan © 1985-2009
Pushing up and growing down
Making space within the ground
Taking feed from the earth
For the tree has given birth
Around and around the cycle goes
And for how long no one knows
But still to me with great surprise
This little sapling soon shall rise
And fill the sky above my head
To live on
After I am dead
I dream the world become peaceful.
I dream people smile and help each other.
I dream we feel the oneness deep in side of us.
I know it is happening
I know we are getting closer
I feel it with great joy
and I keep carrying a thought
Written by, Yashio Mochizuki
May Peace Prevail on Earth
Yoko Ono’s Peace Pole in memory of John Lennon who was advocate for World Peace.
Because if one billion people in the world think peace, we will get peace.
You may think, well, how are we going to get one billion people to think peace?
Remember each one of us has the power to change the world.
Power works in mysterious ways.
You don’t have to do much.
Visualize the domino effect and just start thinking peace.
The message will circulate faster than you think.
It’s time for action.
And the action is peace.
Spread the word.
As my husband and partner, John Lennon said,
“Imagine all the people living life in peace.”
I love you.
Fall of 2006
Kind regards, Simon Hilton, webmaster