Monday, November 4, 2013

Dona Nobis Pacem, Blogblast 4 Peace

it has been said
the dove returned
to Noah’s ark
bearing a branch
of the olive—

the olive branch
the olive wreath
in ancient Rome
or ancient Greece
the branch of peace—

Posted for
November 4, 2013

and many others
around the world


At the Imaginary Garden with Real ToadsKerry tells us this initiative was launched by Mimi Lenox in 2006 and has grown to an extraordinary degree, spanning 6 continents and 182 countries. Mimi's theme this year is
"What do I want my world to look like?"


Vandana Sharma said...

Peace and nature :) the best commodities!!

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Sumana Roy said...

you have beautifully presented the image of peace ....i also used this pece symbol in my lines....

Laura said...

May it flow… om shanti, shalom, salaam, peace, peace, peace.
Please consider yourself officially invited to participate this year's 5th Annual Gratitude (word) Quilt. Instructions (it is very simple) and a link that explains the origin of the word quilt can be found at the top of my blog. In past years there have been participants from every continent except Antarctica. I hope you'll join us:-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a lovely reference to the olive branch of peace.

Marian said...

wonderful, Kay.

Grace said...

Good one Kay ~ peace ~

hedgewitch said...

Simple and effective, and a very appropriate symbol, Kay.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"the branch of peace" - beautiful, my friend.

Other Mary said...

I do love olives. Wonderful Kay!

Susie Clevenger said...

Nature speaks pray is man could join with it...Beautiful Kay

Grandmother Mary said...

Here in Italy the olives are being harvested and the olive trees pruned. The branches that are burned have the sweetest smell. We've been trying for this goal for a long time- let's get it done!

Patricia McGoldrick said...

So beautifully simple!

Margaret said...

… we've been waiting a long time sense Noah… :)

Anonymous said...

Kay, simple and so true! Nice use of the olive branch, as it is traditionally extended as a sign of peace, or of meaning no harm...

I can't eat olives, but I'm ALL ABOUT the branches, LOL.

I love this prompt. Everyone is taking different tacks on it. Peace to you, and great job! Amy

Mimi Lenox said...


Love what you've done with the peace prompt. Simple and beautiful. Olive branch is a powerful symbol. It needed the simplicity of your offering to make it sing. Thank you.

Peace to you and yours,

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