Mini-episode: Words & Music on Peace & Immortality

Unleash Peace

Peace lives 

inside of each of us

sleeping in our core

Find it! Find it!

Go inside,

slip through  

that inner door

and steal into 

your heart of hearts

where all is well 


There in the calm

and timeless joy

of deep eternity

whisper to your 

own true self,

the time has come

my sweet

to softly unleash

this inner force,

this balm to end

all suffering

Let it flow

through all the world

in gentle waves 

of warmth and peace

reconciling everyone

setting all beings free

Let it manifest and shine

its joyous relief

blooming sweet

in every heart

deepest harmony.


Heart of Hearts:

canon and variations for piano

Composed by Trudi Lee Richards

Performed by Stephanie Smith at Resound Northwest, June 24, 2022

Both the poem and the music were inspired by a daily meditation for peace and an end to violence everywhere, in all forms. Join the meditation on your own:

Day of the Winged Lioness Podcast: Words and Music on Peace and Immortality
Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards

Trudi Lee Richards, one of the poet-bards of Silo’s Message, is the author of "Ambrosia," "Confessions of Olivia"; "On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo"; "Soft Brushes with Death"; and "Experiences on the Threshold." Exactly two of her poems have ever been published: "Fairies of the Forest," which appeared in the Palo Alto Times "Youth Said It" column in 1957, and "The Great 21st Century Poemic," which appeared in the April 2021 edition of Global Poemic ( She also edited and published the independent San Francisco newspaper "Human Future" from 1989-1997, and before that co-founded "La Mamelle," a '70s San Francisco arts publication. A graduate of Stanford University, she helped raise several humans from infancy, and is now enjoying their friendship. She currently lives in Portland, Oregon.