salaam/shalom (be upon you)


pray in darkest hour

clouds gather on winds of war

await dawn’s faint light


as shalom reigns in heaven

may Your peace rain down on earth


This episode of CDHWT takes you to the “as is above, as below” (a very explicit religious proverb) in haiku…


next year in jerusalem


anticipation of pilgrimage to

holy land for the christian

state of israel for the jew

and palestine for the arab

jerusalem, ironically named

“foundation of peace”,

salem (shalom) means

“wholeness, unbrokeness”

yet real shalom eludes us all

land divided

walls broken down

relationships strained

how will diverse people live together in sacred space?

who will take a vow of peace and keep a promise?

it is a land of no lesser miracles!

“The Lord watch between me and thee…”   see you when i return!