by Trudi Lee Richards


This mini-episode consists of a poem called “Unleash Peace” and a piano composition called “Heart of Hearts,” both inspired by a daily meditation for peace and an end to violence everywhere, in all forms.

Listen to the poem and the music here:


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.

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 (globalpoemic.wordpress.com). 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.