International Peace Poem Project

Date: Sat, 15 Jul 2000 20:01:16 -0400 (EDT)

Dear All,

Some of you might be interested in participating in the Peace Poem project, which involves writing a 2-line peace poem. Details are below. Note that there is a Web site at, according to which you can e-mail your poem to (if you do this, I think your subject line should read "peacepoem").



"I have only dreams: to build a better world, a world of harmony and understanding, a world in which it is a joy to live. This is not asking for too much." -- Yitzhak Rabin

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To: Peace Action National June 29,2000

Dear G. Clark:

We wish to extend an invitation to all the members of your organization to participate in the International Peace Poem Project.

The Peace Poem was started in 1996 on Maui Island by a six-year-old girl and now contains over 30,000 lines in 60 languages from over 70 nations. We will be presenting the poem to the United Nations in October of 2000.

The process is very simple. Each person focuses on peace, composes a two-line poem in the language of her or his choice, free verse is okay, and hand-prints or writes it onto paper 11 inches or 27.94 centimeters wide. The longer the better. Rag paper is the best because of its strength but is not necessary. Each poem can be a complete thought and need not connect with the previous entry. Pens should be used and the authors can print their names and cities to the right of their poems. The completed papers are then rolled up and mailed to:

P.O. Box 102
Lahaina, HI 96761 USA

Please let others in your network know about the Peace Poem. We want individuals all over the world to become co-authors of the world's longest poem focused on peace in order to make the strongest of possible statements to the United Nations in October. For more information, please refer to our web site at:

All submissions must be mailed by August 31, 2000.

>Sincerely, and with much aloha,

Frank Rich, Oahu Coordinator
International Peace Poem Project

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