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Some participants' poetic contributions

Updated: Aug 5, 2022


1. Anna, an award-winning poet, wrote this poem in response to experiencing Jill's song The Time Has Come (Song No. 14 in Unlocking the Power of Song: A Companion for Challenging Times; the song is also on our 'Peace' recording)


Giving Voice

or,

Sound - Health

for Peace



Tonight I trudge from a barren place

me to myself alone sounds dumb

until, deeply-focussed

Your voice intones an old old song:


Now is the time

To sing of love


Listening voices rise, responsive each to each

falling they melt above – below each

into each as we expand the dehydrated air

until, between us

resonates this structure of pitched sounds:

an intangible texture, our transport

unbounded

awestruck


We’re now beyond known bounds —


Later we note: each intentional ear

composes our harmonised we

For in joining together and giving voice

in concert we recreate, are always this song:


Now IS the time

To sing song of love …


Shantih shantih shantiiih


© Anna Taylor, March 2006



2. Carolyn was inspired to write a Haiku in response to her experience with the same song –


Sing a song of love


Spread the sound through space

To reach the silence

Carolyn Cable



3. Carolyn was drawn to create another haiku – in response to engaging with Jill's Being Chant (No. 6 in Unlocking the Power of Song – a Companion for Challenging Times.)

The ever changing moon


Seen behind a misty cloud


Yet turns tides by being

Carolyn Cable



4. Gytau wrote this after a attending a GV group with Jill


Gytau Mandur


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