Sounds of Peace


Old Pond

Frogs jumped in

Sound of water.

– Basho –

(translator, Lafcadio Hearn)



Shoulders and hands relax.


Listen past the noise

to sounds of wind, water,

bugs, birdsong,

church bell, distant train,

your own deep breath

drifting in and out.

Listen to sounds of peace.

Calm your soul.


Nurture peace. Cultivate kindness. Carry the calm.


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