The Jerusalem-cross-raised-bed with its four quadrants facing West, North, East and South — each representing one of nature's four seasons (fall, winter, spring and summer) and one of the four Christian Gospels (Matthew, Mark, John and Luke/Acts). These serve as a compass for a journey of inner transformation.
But can poetry be heard over the sounds of war — the bombs, the sirens, the screams? Palestine needs the stillness of a cease-fire. More, it needs a cease to violence that only a nonviolent movement might help create.