"Advice from the Mediator's Fellowship"

by John Paul Lederach

John Paul Lederach tells the story of "ethnic minorities" living in Burma who are negotiating peace with the government and armed militias. He follows with a reading of his haiku "Advice from the Mediator's Fellowship" during his conversation with Krista.

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Don't ask the mountain

To move, just take a pebble

Each time you visit.

—Yangon, March 2003

© John Paul Lederach. This poem is reprinted with permission of the author.

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is Professor of International Peacebuilding at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame.