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CONTENTS

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Cover Page

Introduction
Background Info.

Tas. Peace Trust
Aims, etc.

T. Ritchie
Simpleness

J. Richardson
Sarajevo Madness
Sorrow & Pain
Act of Love


E. Janssen
Sweet Dreams 1
Sweet Dreams 2
Cognisance
Ahuriri


C. Kirkpatrick
To Thich Nhat Hanh
Old Peace Offerings
Spider


A. Bassett
Dawn

M. Haines
Shadowed Martyr

J. Austin
Pax Pacis

D. McMaster
Peace & Tranquillity

J. Parker
The Stirring

EDITOR:

Rita Summers

riet@hotmail.com

THE STIRRING

There are hushed places
where the earth can be seen to breathe
imperceptibly,
in sound waves
that shake the leaves
gently from the trees.

Quiet places
where amorphous, whispy dawnings
cry out the earth's last warnings

as another forest lies down,
another species unknown.

But for awhile
a blade of grass will glisten
and push aside the shadows
to catch man's attention.

What were the words I heard?
Carried on the wind as it stirred.

Ah!

'There is still time,' said earth
to save me from death.

'If you will only listen.'

(c) Joan Parker

BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Joan Parker writes short stories, articles, "pieces" and poetry. Several of her stories have been read on ABC radio, and some of her work has been published in Famous Reporter, Arts Tasmania and the Examiner newspaper.

She started writing about 8 years ago for the pleasure of it, and has "a long suffering husband, 2 adult daughters, 1 disobedient beagle, and an old cat."


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