Dissonance

Strung like fast-falling tears

among long, lush lashes,

are words that we conjure without asking,

spinning tales that have no meaning, our moon-cast languages

creating inscrutable worlds.

Piercing through the static is not

for the faint of heart,

only those brave enough to pick up the pieces

of what we’ve wrought,

can wield power strong enough to change the world.

A winter shot of the peaceful Grove in Stanley Park (Vancouver, B.C.), spending time in nature is but one way to fight the dissonance pervading our world.

 

 

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I'm currently blogging from the beautiful West Coast city of Vancouver, British Columbia - a vibrant city by the sea, surrounded by mountains and a very unique urban forest.
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38 Responses to Dissonance

  1. michnavs says:

    A beautiful and truely inspiring poem Kim…this warms my heart…

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  2. Quirky Girl says:

    Absolutely lovely. 😊 It reminded me of a bit of wisdom from Albert Einstein: “Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better”. And isn’t that so very true?

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  3. Rachel McKee says:

    Your poetry just keeps getting better and better. Very thought-provoking piece.

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  4. davidprosser says:

    Hoping those who pick up the pieces don’t try to put them back as they were. The World needs change not more of the same.
    xxx Massive Hugs Kim xxx

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  5. manyofus1980 says:

    wonderful poem! ❤

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  6. “…only those brave enough to pick up the pieces
    of what we’ve wrought,
    can wield power strong enough to change the world.”
    How true and sobering, Kim. Oh, to be among those brave enough… ❤️

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  7. Miriam says:

    Beautiful inspiring words of hope Kim. Just lovely.

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  8. Shirley says:

    Nature Is always the answer. The walk past the ocean, the singing of the fir trees on a windy night, the call of the owl, the calmness that manifests is the cleanser. The eraser of words or symbols, making all null and void. This is replaced by power.

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    • I love the imagery of nature as a force for cleansing, recalibrating our world when needed – it’s so true, eventually our words and symbols become dust…the power of creation lives on despite our best efforts to try to control or manipulate it. Thank you, Mom, for your always very thoughtful words & prose! XO

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  9. Beautiful poetry! The picture indeed says a lot about how nature is a perfect home.

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  10. Wow. This is a very powerful poem Kim. Beautiful. 🌼

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  11. Wonderful, Kim. I love the call to courage in this. 🙂

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  12. markmkane says:

    Such poetic beauty reading the words you crafted Kimberlee! It rings true, you need courage to pick yourself up after you’ve fallen from whatever choices you made. Sometimes it’s easy to quit but it takes a strong person to try again.

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  13. Strength…strength…as you clearly understand, our gifts are best used in service of easing other’s challenges so that we can each rise and share the gifts that inspire resilience. Thank you for uplifting me–and so many others–with your powerful beauty 🙂

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  14. ESP xtruck says:

    Lovely poem.. and inspiring too.

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  15. Nature has so many lessons in wisdom for the us. If only we have the time to look a little longer, away from the glowing lights of our mobile phones, into the many tales that nature wishes to tell us. Such a beautiful poem, Kim.

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    • I love these words, “If only we have the time to look a little longer, away from the glowing lights of our mobile phones, into the many tales that nature wishes to tell us.” Nature called to me from my grandfather’s garden many years ago on Vancouver Island, to this day, the scent of cedar takes me back to those carefree days…thank you for leaving these lovely words, it warms my heart!

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  16. Absolutely powerful. Love the imagery you provided with your words. Stay awesome

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