When Peaceful Pieces works, combining a great poem with a great piece of art, there’s nothing that can top it. Occasionally, however, the poems don’t live up to their visual accompaniment. Still it’s an original take on something we’ve seen done numerous times before. And since it doesn’t look as if war and violence are going away anytime soon, books of this sort will continue to be sought out time and time again. An original that serves a need.