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The World Healing Book
by Birgitta Jonsdottir  Michael Lohr, Larry Jaffe 

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Sept 11, 2001

Publisher:  Beyond Borders ISBN-10:  997995311x Type: 
Pages: 

160

Copyright:  May 17 2002
Fiction

A gathering of writers, artists & spiritual leaders from around the world.

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The Book of Hope & The World Healing Book

For The Victims Of September 11, 2001

beneath the rubble and debris
down the shafts of steel and concrete
far from autos yet abandoned
past grey clouds of soot and dust
below the boots of feet still shuffling
crushed against the tumbled walls
only God can hear the moaning
see the souls drift to the light
someone calls out to an old friend
but the old friend can't reply
and the day grows old to nightfall
all the weary trudge on home
but down beneath the broken sidewalk
in the darkness of ground zero
only God can hear the moaning
see the souls drift to the light
one by one He guides them upward
past the billows of thick smoke
one by one they say, "Forgive them," and like night birds fly to freedom
fly these souls above the city
to a heaven celebrating
someone calls out to an old friend
to an old friend recognized
oh, the joy of souls rejoicing
as they dance in God's Good Light.

Salvatore Amico M. Buttaci
USA




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Review of The World Healing Book: International Poetry in a
Collective Voice of Hope, Birgitta Jonsdottir, Editor

- Including works by His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Rita Dove and Ron Whitehead, The Book Of Hope is a magnificent collection of poems with one aim, to bring hope and love to this stricken world. Hope is one of those things that not everyone in the world can take for granted. When living through a day, sun up to sun down is an achievement; hope can be nothing more than life itself.
From the mass graves of Rwanda, Sudan, and those we know about and those we don't, is it too much to think that poetry can change a brutal dictatorship or a hand raised back in anger? I'm not sure, but there is always Hope, with hope, peace will come later, one thing at a time, one poem at a time. -




- Chris Mansel -



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Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 1/25/2005
we must never forget, birgitta! congratulations on your books! great news! sounds like i would be interested in reading either one of your books (or maybe both!!)!



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