colin goedecke, poet laureate at large

colin goedecke, poet laureate at large

poet laureateships give organizations an opportunity to bring an inspiring,

inspiriting poetic dimension to their people & worlds


for enlightened private and public organizations,

businesses, philanthropies, philanthropists and others


contributing a poetic voice that infuses, inspires

and elevates their people, culture and consciousness


that touches people's senses and spirits, engages

their finer emotions and imaginations, expands

their feelings of possibility. Helping them,

in turn, to live less abstractly; to work and interact

with more awareness, presence, sense of purpose

and humanity


a novel opportunity to enliven workforces and workplaces

and so enhance loyalty, motivation ~ and image, via

the poetic arts; content few have (so far) thought of

commissioning and using to engage their world through


ongoingly, and around special events, campaigns, 

retreats and conferences, community support

and cultural sponsoring; more


colin is currently poet laureate of The Truce Foundation

of the United States, that honors and promotes the spirit

of the ancient Olympic truce; most recently contributing

the poetorial, "Peace-ability," to the 2018 Winter Olympics.

this is an ode to that spirit, an "anthem poem"

dedicated to the Foundation; that also formed a centerpiece

at the PyeongChang Forum for the Earth & Its Citizens,

a Davos-like gathering on the environment, held on the

cusp of the 2018 Winter Olympics ...


The Times of Truce


When the blowing

winds cease.

When the swelling

seas settle down.

When the earth

enters a still point

near dawn,

near dusk.

Or the night skies

grow silent

with stars.

Whenever the world

of Nature

makes peace

with itself.

And Man

mirrors that

peace in himself;

gives free leave

to his fellow man.

These are the times

when rare and

graceful plumes of truce,

deep spirits of unity,


can be found and

greatly felt,

by everything living.

Be remembered and


by everyone,

young to old,



Colin Goedecke



The Times of Truce, a two-minute meditation on inner and outer peacefulness, in spoken words, music & imagery. Which premiered at the PyeongChang Forum for the Earth & Its Citizens, in Seoul, South Korea, February 2018