Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Friday, November 4, 2011

A Word with Laurie

"Dona Nobis Pacem" Grant Us Peace

La paix... pace... paz... vrede... rauha... frieden... shalom... peace; a simple word that can move mountains, restore relationships, spread love, calm waters.

It can suspend hostilities in the form of a truce or armistice.

It can bring one's mind to rest with emotional tranquility, equanimity, ataraxia.

In children's games, it can be an immunity or exemption call: fen, vents, fains, fain it, fains I, faintes, pax.

Peace promotors are conciliatory, irenic, pacific, placatory.

Between countries, peace can create amity, appeasement. It can resume with a rapprochement or detente.

In politics, a politician or advisor can be deemed a hawk (aggression over peace) or a dove (peaceful solutions).

So... the word for today is PEACE, in any shape or form. Let your PIECE speak.

If you're interested in participating in a blog-blast world peace movement that is happening today, 11-4-11, click here.

Peace be with you.

10 comments:

Abin Chakraborty said...

an old one...not exactly 'in peace' now.hence the oldie :)

Susie Clevenger said...

Here is a collection of some peace things I have created over the year.

turtlememoir said...

posting a poem I wrote a couple of years ago...

Adelle Laudan said...

Wise words. Peace be with you and yours always.

Laurie Kolp said...

Thanks for participating and peace to all of you!

Travis Cody said...

Best wishes to you and yours for peace today and in all the days to come.

Shannon said...

Peace to you and yours!

Kay L. Davies said...

I somehow thought this was next week. My bad.
I hope this finds some of you still awake while it is still November 4. (Sherry, this means you, you're a time zone behind me.)

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

Annelisa said...

So many words of peace and wisdom...I love your take on a word that has such meaning :-)

Peace and happiness and tranquility to you and yours :-)

[A link to your post will soon be on my blog 'Peace Bloggers Unite' ]

Mimi Lenox said...

Wonderfully said. Thanks for participating in November's BlogBlast4Peace.

Please join us November 4th.
#2287 in the Official Peace Globe gallery at blogblastforpeace.com