Recipe for Peace

Written:  dVerse Poets:  War for peace – or just hard work?
Use contrasts, use metaphors, use your senses smells, play on idioms. Use any form or any trick you like but make us long for peace not just hate war. Make me love peace, not just peacefulness. What’s the taste of peace, the smell, the color? Is peace of night or something brought by day? Remember contrasts, write in chiaroscuro, show attractiveness in light.

Slowed heartbeats
A drift of white
pillowed clouds
sailing free
In a vast blue sky, cotton
candy sweet, soft pink

Amber clarity,
silver smile, pellucid eyes
meeting, locked
in accord
absorbing kind green

Offer your hand; I will grasp it.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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13 Responses to Recipe for Peace

  1. I think this is how peace should feel… especially the outstretched hand…

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  2. kaykuala h says:

    A drift of white
    pillowed clouds
    sailing free

    Peace is elusive. It has to be given space to develop. But it is sadly not happening!



  3. Beautiful piece/peace. Thanks for the read!


  4. Grace says:

    I love the ending Sara ~ May it be just this ~

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  5. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    This is truly sublime 🙂


  6. I’m with you on those pillowed clouds

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  7. I love how you chose color to deliver your message. Beautiful.

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  8. Mary says:

    The simple act of offering one’s hand is so very meaningful! Loved this.

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  9. Bodhirose says:

    I really liked “locked in accord” and your ending line. For sure, peace should include an outstretched hand taken by another. Lovely…peaceful.
    Gayle ~

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  10. Smiles.. and with
    a really severe
    case of ADHD..
    20 miles now
    of dance for
    me to get
    to this
    sitting still.. peace..
    sMiles again..:)

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