Anna Grossnickle Hines born Cincinnati, OH July 13, 1946. Children’s book author and illustrator; teacher and poet. Published Peace Pieces: Poems and Quilts About Peace, 2011.
“Peace has always been important to me, all kinds of peace, from an inner calm to the end of wars all over the earth.”
the voices on NPR discuss suicide bombs, starvation,
rape, increased troop levels, torture
I stitch my quilts. . .
I sit in meditation on my cushion
sending loving kindness to all beings. . .
Everything is sacred Everything connected
I stitch and tend and smile and listen and pray
and breathe It counts
It all counts
(“Creating Peaceful Pieces”; photo aghinescom)