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, a poetic and musical member of the Universal Human Nation, is the author of On Wings of Intent, a biography of Silo; Soft Brushes with Death, a Jorge Espinet Primer; Confessions of Olivia, a fictional autobiography; and Fish Scribbles. She has also co-authored two books: Experiences on the Threshold and Ambrosia - Poetic Recipes/Recetas poeticas. Exactly two of her poems have been published by anyone other than her less-than-modest self: “The Great 21st Century Poemic" appeared in the April 2021 edition of Global Poemic (; and "Fairies of the Forest" appeared in the Palo Alto Times "Youth Said It" column in 1957. In the '90s she also wrote for, edited and published an independent San Francisco newspaper, Human Future; and in the '70s she co-founded the San Francisco arts publication La Mamelle, which morphed into Art Com before it died, and whose remnants are now housed in the Stanford Archives. A graduate of Stanford University, she helped raise several humans from infancy, and is now enjoying their friendship. Currently she tends to wander between Oregon and California, enjoying the company of her beloved community of friends and family. She can more or less reliably be found at the west coast Park of Study and Reflection, outside Red Bluff in Northern California, on the third Saturday of every month.