a peaceable spirit  ©  colin goedecke

a peaceable spirit  ©  colin goedecke




How the reverence

for Ékécheiria

for this ancient Greek spirit

from the days of Olympia

and Elis, and the easeful

holding of hands,

unbearing of arms,

transcends millennia,

to this moment

of trucefulness.

Where Olympians

and modern pilgrims

travel and gather

with ease of way,

into a higher place.

One infused

with peaceability;

greater possibility.

Put aside differences

and didactics.

Enter the experience

with an unspoken unity;

a shared humanity.



Colin Goedecke

for the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics


Winter 2018