Peace Poem by Yehuda Yehuda Amichai

Wildpeace
  Not the peace of a cease-fire
not even the vision of the wolf and the lamb,
but rather
as in the heart when the excitement is over
and you can talk only about a great weariness.
I know that I know how to kill, that makes me an adult.
And my son plays with a toy gun that knows
how to open and close its eyes and say Mama.
A peace
without the big noise of beating swords into ploughshares,
without words, without
the thud of the heavy rubber stamp: let it be
light, floating, like lazy white foam.
A little rest for the wounds – who speaks of healing?
(And the howl of the orphans is passed from one generation
to the next, as in a relay race:
the baton never falls.)

Let it come
like wildflowers,
suddenly, because the field
must have it: wildpeace.

  Amichai read this poem at the 1994 awards ceremony in Oslo when Yitzhak     Rabin and Shimon Peres received the Nobel Peace Prize with Yasir Arafat.
In Memoriam

Spotify Playlists for Acoustic Chill Music

spotify playlists for acoustic country music

The recommended playlist is a relaxing acoustic playlist, the type known a s chill. A more relaxing tempo.

This playlist was created by David Michael Jackson

Hello David Michael Jackson, i really liked the old school acoustic song, i liked the instrumental that reminds me a lot of past decades. The guitar timbres are really good and highlight for the great riffs. The chorus is great, the vocals are very good and i liked the great timbre, congratulations…..Marcio Senna Country Hits Playlist..
Playlist with the biggest hits and releases of country music.

Absolutely amazing. Feels a bit old school and it has this hint of sadness to it that uplifts a country track. Enjoyed it throughout the whole duration and i absolutely love your voice as well…..RevoulutionizeMusic..If you are a fan of Country music, this is the best place to listen to all time Country hits.

This Playlist was iniatially discovered as Acoustic Chill Folk and Country and Folk Acoustic Spotify Playlists

Acoustic Chill
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Water Poem by David Michael Jackson

water poem

The hot summer sun
makes cake of my skin
and the sweat lets me know
I’m alive

the water
is better then

it is needed then

and noticed

Can a poem be the water on a hot day

can the water flow down
this page
in
this poem

this time or the next
until there is no next

no new
meanderings

of the water in a poem until it lies there in a pool on the page, on this page


First published on: Jun 25, 2012

Dew Poem

Write me a poem he says.

That’s not good grammar son.

Has some literature professor checked you out?

Are you poetry certified?

ARE YOU QUALIFIED?

No Sir but the dew….

Oh shut up about the dew

nobody talks about the dew.

Yes sir but the sea…….

Oh shut up about the sea

Nobody cares about the sea.

But sir the peace

The peace is the dew

that can find its way to the sea.

 

 

david michael jackson April 15, 2012

Balloon Poem by David Michael Jackson

balloon poem

I’m pushed into the side of a giant balloon.
I can see into the balloon.
There is a screen and some hands,
typing.
Behind me is reality,
but the balloon moves fast.
If I turn, the balloon turns.
I can run into
the other room.
It’s there,
inside the balloon.
I can see these hands typing.
They are my hands
pushing into the balloon.
There are others.
They are pressed into the side.
I can see the impression
of their faces, speaking.
If I hold my ear to the side of the balloon,
I can hear them.
They say to get real.

God is an Artist, You See | Poem by David Michael Jackson

god is an artist
Phish
Oil on Canvas by Haleigh Morphis

 

God is an artist, you see

 

God is an artist, you see,

or rather you don’t see.

She draws people but He

cannot draw so well and

all of Her people

end up looking different and

He knows other Gods who can draw better and

their people all look alike and

She’s frustrated but He keeps trying

and She’s hoping

That He’ll get it right

someday.

Gender Neutral Game SoccerTargets

gender Neutral games

There is a new website out for a new yard or field game that is emerging. A gender neutral game where the boys have no physical advantage, one where running faster, being stronger or bigger has no merit. A game which requires finesse, skill and strategy rather than aggression would give the young girls confidence. A game where the boys can’t push them down and win. So many of our games are for “bulls in a field” and are male designed. The stronger bull wins. In our games, the ladies have to form their own league.
Some states are making laws about gender in sports. It’s refreshing to see someone trying to invent a field game that is gender neutral. It’s also a social distancing game. Opponents don’t come near each other. The SoccerTargets people have put up a site. They’ll be putting up stuff about their game.
If you are in a position to set up a field and give their game a try, they would so want you to contact them. Here is their new website about their Gender Neutral Game, SoccerTargets