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The Art of Autism’s 4th Annual International Poems & Art for Peace Project Kickoff

Nick Gustafson Peace

Worldwide Day of Peace is September 21, 2019. For the fourth yr Art of Autism board member Keri Bowers has curated peace-themed poems and art to share throughout the month of September.

Nick Gustafson “Peace”

The United Nations Common Assembly declared September 21, International Day of Peace, as a day dedicated to strengthening the ideals of peace, each inside and among all nations and peoples.

The United Nations Member’s adopted 17 Sustainable Improvement Objectives in 2015 because they understood it will not be attainable to construct a peaceful world if action steps were not taken to realize economic and social improvement for all individuals in all places, and make sure that their rights have been protected. The Sustainable Objectives cowl a broad vary of points, including poverty, starvation, well being, schooling, climate change, gender equality, water, sanitation, power, surroundings and social justice.

2019’s Peace Day Theme is Climate Action for Change. This theme pays consideration to the importance of combating climate change as a strategy to shield and promote peace throughout the world. Annually, The Artwork of Autism adopts the U.N.’s theme, and though not all poetry and art in our collection shared throughout this September instantly relates to Local weather Action for Change, all of our submissions observe the natural state of magnificence and depth of expression in poetry and artwork created by autistics and people who love them. Take pleasure in.

Art by JC, Blue MandalaArtwork by JC “Blue Mandala”
Close up MandalaShut up Blue Mandala

Art By JC, age 9, with help from Carolyn Wagner, CITE Faculty


Tempera pours
As we approached
woven mandalas
last minute, we ‘pour’ our looms
Dyed yarn with Kool-aid
Shiny colours

Assist in warping mandalas
and varying degrees
assist with weaving
Hand over hand

Patrick James “Sundown”

In Search of a River
By Sherin Mary Zacharia as revealed in the anthology “Float Poetry – Re-verse the River”

The mountain tried to succeed in the cloud
Stop her and ask something with a quiver in voice
The cloud fled because the rocks under began to crumble

Water started her turbulent journey here, from up right here
From my head, with mist gliding in breeze, is my hair
Dying now I am, the place are you my youngster? Cloud do you see her?
Inform me great valley, was she down there with you
Watering the fields that fill the plates as would Ganga do

Over the murky waves the dolphins leap, gasping
Unaffected by parts the sages hold chanting
The Ganga washes their ft, then bids good bye to souls
Are you there my youngster, to be within the journey everlasting?

A flute churns curd into love as the mom regrets
Restraining her soul’s cream as he units out as life’s stream
And there he plunges into the gorgeous Yamuna
Cows tinkling their bells, birds singing candy
Women dancing, boys laughing loud with joy
Pricey I know this can be a pageant which you don’t want to return from

Right in entrance of the Taj don’t skinny down
Can a river maintain every part else and let love drown?
Water why do you’re taking things soiled, to wash the heartless?
Look how ugly a high quality silver stuff has turn out to be!

Gone are the days when a beauty like you
The Indus, defined civilization and gave delivery to a tradition nice
Favourite to you pricey , have been the dancing dolls which you had hidden
Many boats sailed with you with males of emperors great

Sure by many dams she is helpless
She chokes as villages vanish for city
Did you keep in mind Narmada as calmness blankets mountains
Mutely watching flood and famines

Assembly with Sabarmathi you need to pricey consider
Such a human lived as much with flesh and blood

Have you wound down south, trailing the scent of jasmine?
Kaveri is a mother whose tears stream into fields of feud
On the spread of sere sand art dances in beautiful colours
Poetry thrives and merits still sprout alongside Nila

Males throughout the land listened
Sankara educating Advaitha
Just like the uncanny alligator that held him again
Waters of Periyar is a captive by the thirsty city
River so robust so lovely, singing with the oars that splash
Retarded she flows amidst water front high rises

Deluge was as never earlier than as Pamba rushed
From the Sahya to the sea, she was roaring

Man was looking for worldly good points grinding rivers beneath his ft
Come back oh pricey, my river, where are you?
Have you ever gone deep into the earth to be with Saraswathi?

David Idell “Dog”

Peace Pup
By CarolAnn Edscorn

A black hole, subsequent to a different
Black gap, surrounded
By the cold wet black of
A nostril.

Above that inquiring nostril
Two deep reflective brown eyes
Gaze up at me, with
Golden purple fluffy ears
Framing that lovable face.

Lying at my ft the
Gentle tongue begins a
Ritual of caresses.
Tail of feathered tendrils begins
A sluggish thumping, wagging, hoping.

Scratching that special spot near the exceptional
Expressive furry flag with my left hand
I reach across, scooping up the crunchy

Handing one treat to gently grasping
Tooth whereas stroking the long mushy back,
Watching his enjoyment, simple, pure,
I grasp the second treat, providing
That crisp pleasure food to
My good friend.

Yet one more lengthy pet across his
Auburn and white back,
He gazes, expectant, then gently
Pads to his pillow, sighs, and
Falls asleep.

And I’m grateful.

Nick Gustafson “Black Cat with Shades of Pink”

By Athena Maria with Maria Iliou

Pitter patter
Of rain
Pink cat emerges
Upon my paper
Contact of paintbrush

By way of muddle
In corner of my thoughts
Floats away
In water

I am rainbows
With storms
Of rain

Sunshine on a
New day
I’m robust
I can accomplish
My presents as artist

by CarolAnn Edscorn

Buzzing. Respiration. Pausing.
Humming. Respiration. Pausing.
Quiet. Inside.

Not likely.

Coronary heart pulsing,
Breath filling cavity,
Bones crackle and creak with
The least motion.

But, oh, the mind, the thoughts!
Such noise!
Quotes from books.
Words from lyrics.
Expressions swirling from movies.
Conversation reminiscences.
Such noise!

Buzzing. Respiration. Pausing.

Body chooses action!
Head nods.
Shoulders sway.
Stand, rise, minute evolution.
Proper hand lifts and, circling, begins a
Circle dancing, sleek fingers
Arch, stretch, rotate.
The physique follows those fingers.

Humming, respiration. Pausing.
Pitch turns into a tone.
Tone becomes a chord.
Tones turn into a melody.
The melody and the physique

Music and stars and daylight shining
By way of timber.
I turn out to be the sunshine shining.

Gerhard Beck “Summary”

Silent Woes
By Sherin Mary Zacharia

Extreme ache wriggles out from my coronary heart,
from my soul ; the light shines distant.
Right within my throat the words hurry
to breach the fortress, annoying my lips.

Roses bloom in sunlight , my eyes happy by
nothing brilliant, turns to lonely shadows.
Some way which can take me greater and high
above my limits; every single day I try to find.

Utter envy fills my days as I wrestle to set afloat
written ideas, whereas others shout their hearts aloud.
Belief not any tales cool, or footage good;
daily is a challenge but value taking an opportunity.

We Are All in It Collectively
By Kimberly Gerry Tucker, Art of Autism Board Member

I sat right here staring at the clean pc web page for more time than I care to admit, looking for the phrases to introduce “Local weather Action for Change”, and our 4th Annual Poems & Artwork for Peace Undertaking. So… here goes. I used to be in the grocery store the opposite day, and as is often the case, the colorful produce section was worthy of a photo shoot; with its waist-high bins filled with watermelons, lemons piled high, bunches of curly kale… Stacks so excessive of inexperienced, pink, and yellow peppers, that some had rolled onto the floor.

I learn lots of books and I have read many stories of food shortage, individuals in lengthy strains unable to acquire the staples of human food plan, never thoughts the extras, the bounty I see once I enter a retailer. And what does that need to do with peace? I’m grateful for these rows of meals; how can I not be affected? How can we take it without any consideration? I do know we have now these overflowing store cabinets as a result of we’ve a system in place in our country. Throughout wartime I do know that folks have been unable to purchase sugar without government-issued meals coupons. Vouchers for espresso have been launched too, and by March of 1943, meat, cheese, fat, canned fish, canned milk and other processed meals in America, have been added to the listing of rationed provisions. I don’t take these things without any consideration. There’s a concord to the textures and colors within the produce section that brings me great peace.

They say that bees are answerable for one in three bites of meals we eat. Over the summer time, I noticed an enormous hive hooked up to my adjoining neighbor’s front room window. What a marvel! I supposed the bee chose that location because of the vegetable and flower gardens surrounding that home. How chosen he was, how fortunate. Someday I got here residence to see my neighbor in a protective bee go well with, squirting the hive with a wand that shot out poison. Why, I assumed sadly? In the woods comprising his yard, he wore a bee go well with for his protection. There was no protection for the bees! Might he not have walked it into the woods and relocated it? It seemed hostile to me.

I worry individuals seldom take a look at a much bigger picture of the world. Maybe it’s simply me and what appears a shortage of others who care so deeply, mourning those bees and not anybody else. We hope you’ll take pleasure in this yr’s collection of poetry and art submitted by poets and artists everywhere in the world, and that you’ll seek peace, share peace, design peace, and want peace in this world through which we stay. We hope you will be a part of us in taking action throughout September, and everyday.

Listed here are simply a few of the many Peace Day activities which have taken place across the globe:

*Minute of silence at 12 midday (all time zones) *Peace schooling occasions *Intercultural and interfaith dialogues *Workshops on the UN Peace Day theme *Meditation and prayer *Planting peace poles *Group gatherings *Vigils *Live shows and festivals *Soccer/football matches within the spirit of peace *Service to others *Feasts for Peace *Writing peace poetry *Yoga *Marches, parades and flag ceremonies *Public packages with government officials *Partaking youth in peace-building actions.

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Header Artwork: Kimberly Gerry-Tucker