tow • er (tow´
n. 1. A tall but relatively narrow structure, sometimes a part of a
Symbols can be built brick by brick erected by blueprint
and blown to bits and kingdom come from bedrocked bottom
(but something remains).
2. Any similar tall structure or object, often erected for a specific
Twin Trade's tall influence cast tower's likeness
on entire face of earth like imprint on coin
(coins of the realm tremble -- with anxiety, with anticipation -- to be spent).
3. A place or thing of security or defense; a citadel.
City of inassailability your columns are crushed, defenses breached;
your flags have been brought to their knees -- at half mast
(flags are prostrate with grief, throw themselves across edifices and caskets;
drape despondent across shoulders).
4. Formerly, a movable wooden structure from which besiegers stormed
Structures can be raised that make terrain of sky. Beliefs fall too
when platforms lose their perch on heaven; topple reeling in ruin, raining
(a hailstorm of bodies).
v.i. 1. To rise or stand like a tower: often with over or
Black, white and gray spirits, of mortar, brick and bone, rise suffocating
those who sheltered in their shadow. Sorrows, carrier pigeons, wing their ghostly
(to the specter of war. As for the doves, their feathers are dark; their feathers
are white no more).
2. To fly directly upward, as some birds.
Some things rise,
like terror in the throat
and tears that spring to eyes
and hands to hearts laid low by flights
hoisted as a flag
and eyes to heaven humbled
and arms to work at hand
A gathering of writers,
poets, artists & spiritual leaders from around the world to express their
vision and unwavering hope for peace for humanity It is a dialogue - a new beginning
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This book contains 32 color pages with art and photos, it is 160 pages all together
and contains also black & white photos and art.
Among the authors and artists taking part in the project are works by H.H.
Dalai Lama, the poet laureate of San Fransico Lawrence Ferlinghetti,
former poet laureate of USA Rita Dove, John Kinsella,
Icelandic musical phenomenon Sigur Ros, The Poetry
House of Morocco, Sufi Master Muhammed Zuhri, Rabbi
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