Eden Revisted

eden revisted...

no church bells
or
calls to prayer
have been heard
doves now rest
near sacred texts
doves
safer now
now
that man
is no more
for
his wars
have finally
brought about
nature’s reign
and
the long sought after
peace
peace
came quickly
such weapons
assured
no prolonged battles
death rained down
upon
humankind
with
well designed destruction
targeted
to
war’s given species
to
protect
the environment
for
survivors
of which
there were
none
how bright the sun
without
concrete structures
how quiet the night
without
human fights
how well
the earth
has become
without
its caretakers

© 2016, poem and illustration, Charles Martin

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The focus of "The BeZine," a publication of The Bardo Group Beguines, is on sacred space (common ground) as it is expressed through the arts. Our work covers a range of topics: spirituality, life, death, personal experience, culture, current events, history, art, and photography and film. We share work here that is representative of universal human values however differently they might be expressed in our varied religions and cultures. We feel that our art and our Internet-facilitated social connection offer a means to see one another in our simple humanity, as brothers and sisters, and not as “other.” This is a space where we hope you’ll delight in learning how much you have in common with “other” peoples. We hope that your visits here will help you to love (respect) not fear. For more see our Info/Mission Statement Page.

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