[gha] Review of the ABC Harmony Poetry and its Editor in GHA

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  • Date: Sun, 10 Mar 2013 15:51:01 +0400

Dear GHA members, friends,

I am happy to offer you below the following unique review of the famous Russian 
poet Dr. Adolf Shvedchikov (the half of time he live in the U.S. now) on the 
ABC of Harmony, dedicated to its poetry section of 29 poets. This review he 
named originally as: “The ABC of Harmony” in Poetry of Harmony and Vice Versa. 
Undoubtedly, this review will be interesting to all poets of GHA and other. 
This review is published with the others here: 

More information about the author, who is recommended for the Nobel Prize in 
literature, as well as 50 of his wonderful poems dedicated to harmony you could 
find on his personal page on our website here: 

Please, send your responses about this review to the author or me. Thank you.

GHA would like to see from the poets more poems dedicated to harmony in all its 
infinite diversity, as well as about the GHA peacemaking projects, about the 
ABC of Harmony for World Peace, about spiritual harmony of religions, about 
harmonious education of the children, about  the GHA Muses of Harmony and so 
on. These themes, which are widely presented on the GHA website "Peace from 
Harmony" (www.peacefromharmony.org), become the most important and relevant for 
the 21st century. 

We will publish the best poems of harmony on our site or open a special poetic 
website, if them will be many. Please, send these poems, in the first place, to 
Adolf Shvedchikov (adolfps@xxxxxxxxx), who we recommend as the Chief Editor of 
"Harmony Poetry" in the GHA. 

With love, best harmony wishes,


Dr Leo Semashko: 
State  Councillor  of  St.  Petersburg,
Philosopher, Sociologist and Peacemaker from Harmony;
Director:  Tetrasociology Public Institute, Russia;
Founding President, Global Harmony Association (GHA);
Director, GHA Website "Peace from Harmony": www.peacefromharmony.org
World Interfaith Harmony Project on the ABC of Harmony Base:
GHA Program Book, The ABC of Harmony:
P/Web page: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=253;
Address: 7/4-42 Ho-Shi-Min Street, St. Petersburg 194356, Russia
Phone: 7 (812) 597-65-71; Skype: leo.semahko
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/leo.semashko?ref=tn_tnmn

Adolf Shvedchikov *

“The ABC of Harmony” in Poetry of Harmony and Vice Versa

"The ABC of Harmony" - the first ever global textbook on social harmony, which 
itself claims to inner harmony. It occupies a worthy place of “Harmony Poetry” 
section (p.254-287:
 http://www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=482), which is closest to me as 
a poet, and to which I devote my review.

This section includes 36 verses on harmony of 29 authors from 12 countries. Of 
course, these poems are different, as the authors as members of different 
cultures and traditions, which, however, found a common denominator and combine 
the most capacious and most important concept for people of all cultures and 
nationalities values of harmony, high value which is understood by all, but the 
intuitive, imaginative and emotional level, and in the ABC attempted to develop 
and supplement its scientific representation of harmony. This is a valuable 
attempt to find the harmony of science and intuition, science and art, the 
significant contribution which can make and poetry, illustrated poetry section 
of Harmony. 

These spiritual aspirations of most poems are APJ Abdul Kalam, former President 
of India (2002 – 2007), the poetic lines of them are no accident the epigraph 
of the ABC whole: 

"Confucius was a wise old man who said:
"When there is beauty in the character,
Then harmony settles in the house. "
Another enlightened sage, the Buddha, said:
"When there is harmony in the home,
Then the order resides in the people,
When an order is in the people,
Then the world settles on Earth."

Harmony of society begins with the harmony of the individual. Analyzing the 
process of organizing a society based on the Universal Harmony, Abdul Kalam 
expressed this thought by wise words of Confucius, which develop at least a 
wise Buddha and what they are unanimous: the beauty (harmony) character creates 
harmony at home, the family, which provides the order in the people and gives 
peace on Earth.

Leo Semashko says: ABC of Harmony is laid in early childhood when the child 
starts learning blocks. Each cube is a new step in understanding the beauty of 
the world, a harmonious relationship between children and parents, and the 
child's acquisition of the rules of behavior, the ability to find the 
correspondence between the individual elements. In the end, children, growing 
up in an atmosphere of love and respect for each other, become harmonic 
personality without aggression and anger. Every child is a single drop. But if 
they are educated on the same principles, that the merger they do not destroy 
the ocean and create a single entity, which is amazing for its variety. Like a 
kaleidoscope, based on the symmetry elements they create more colorful new 
world view.

It should be noted that ABC of Harmony begins follow and the new generation. 
Twenty-year student at the Medical College, Catherine Semashko from St. 
Petersburg in the poem "Knowledge of Harmony" wrote the good lines about the 
ability of contemplation and reflection that leads to wisdom and goodness.

The same idea of harmony, engendered in the family, which, like the trickle 
turns into a deep river, can be found in the poem Zaure Hizatolla (Kazakhstan) 
"Harmony is born ..." 

The birth of a new spiritual identity (“Hymn to Harmony” and ”Seek me, 
Harmony”) says Ernesto Kahan (Israel). 

Argentine poetess Maria Cristina Azcona in the poem "Harmonious Peace" claims 
that the harmonic development of the people who has a sense of humor and 
ability to communicate with people with a different view of the subject under 
discussion, it is much easier to negotiate and achieve the desired result.

I like "Sonnet of Harmony" of Dmitry Ivashintsov (St. Petersburg), both in form 
and in content, reflecting the many ideas of the "ABC of Harmony." 
The poem Y.S. Rajan (India) "Harmony of Twenty First Century" discussed the 
possibility of a new born person in harmony by science, in the unity of 
diversity and diversity in unity.

Very nice and colorful language of the poem ”Come and Engender a New Humanity 
in Harmony”, Marie Robert (France), in which harmony is regarded as the home of 
enlightened consciousness, like a symphony in perfect balance of transformation 
from one state to another. 
Poetess Susana Roberts (Argentina) in the poem "Harmony" is considering 
harmonizing the organization of work in the arts, economics, politics and the 
environment in order to achieve equilibrium in the global society of the 

Laj Utreja (USA) in the "A Harmony Hymn" draws attention to the importance of 
information in the future society where spiritual culture will develop and 
re-echo in every corner of the Earth!
I like "The Global Harmony Association" of Nina Yudina (St. Petersburg), where 
science and the spiritual light is able to virtually connect humanity to the 
Union of Goodness, where there are no place for either fight or terror.

Lida Sherafatmand (Malta), in the excellent poem "Harmony Force, Which Keeps Us 
Alive", recognizes that unique harmony of manpower, which saves his life, 
making it harmonious, overcoming its disharmonies. 

Svetlana Tsymbalist (Moscow) sees the essence of harmony of the universe, the 
Creator of the breath, the light of His crown and the redemption of Russia from 
evil and suffering from a fool and a scoundrel.

The narrow scope of this review does not allow analysis of all the works 
presented in this section, "The ABC of Harmony." 

In conclusion, I would like to appeal to all the poets of the world to sharpen 
poetic pens, not knives. We know that "The word can kill, the word can save, 
the word can leads armies ..." Unfortunately, mankind has learned well the 
power word’s order. Now is the time of the revised global situation and to 
enable artistic poetic word to prove the power of persuasion. We face the 
important task of training new generations on different principles of 
communication in society in order to create a more harmonious world. This is a 
difficult task, we are not magicians, we only learn, but remember that every 
miracle begins with wonder. Let's master the science of wonder and surprise 
harmony, first presented in the "ABC of Harmony"! In the words of the famous 
Russian proverb, "Step is the hardest!" 

*Adolf Shvedchikov
Vice President, GHA-Russia,
Scientist, chemical physics, PhD and LittD,
Poet and translator,
A member of many international literary associations,
Author of 13 books of poetry and poetic translations, including Shakespeare.
Address: Moscow, 129366 Russia, Prospect Mira, 180, Apt.52
         4317 Petit Avenue, Encino, CA 91436-3516, USA
Email: adolfps@xxxxxxxxx 
Tel.: 8 (495) 686-81-83
Website: www.peacefromharmony.org/?cat=en_c&key=559 

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