Notes to Poem: Peace... Openness... Understanding...

three Angels who came to me
An email arrived on Monday, June 19, 2006 at 5:55 pm from Sally
telling me that her Dad, Sterling McNees had died and that a
Memorial Service will be held at Los Altos Union Presbyterian Church.

I went to my web site and consulted
some Angel Cards via a random generator.
The three cards that came to me were:
Peace... Openness... Understanding...

Was that your soul flying by me
A friend drove me to Kaiser Permanente in Mountain View
for my blood test on June 19. While walking on Hope Street,
a giant colorful butterfly flew close above me.
It was 1:00 pm and I composed this haiku:

        A flutter of wings
        under the magnolia tree—
        pretty butterfly!

the peace that passeth all understanding
Philippians, 4.7
"And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding,
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

wings of wisdom & understanding
Proverbs, 4.5, 4.7
"Get wisdom, get understanding: forget it not"
"Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom:
and with all thy getting get understanding."

guide our world to perfect peace
Yunus Emre (1238-1321), "Find Perfect Peace"
"The best possible thing / Is to find perfect peace."

bring us the blessings of peace
King David, Psalms, 29.11
"the Lord will bless his people with peace"

        — Peter Y. Chou
             Mountain View, 6-21-2006

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