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Yet-Peace Will Come

Updated on June 22, 2009

Strolling the meadow in the dew lit morn

To the edge of the river, pine tree crowned.

Pondering life’s many strange ways.

Listen to the birds call,

Listen to the water run,

Listen to the wind blow

Through the tree tops that sway.

The sun dappled down on my face,

Quiet bathes the world with peace.


Later, hiking along the well traveled path,

Cooled, as afternoon traffic races by.

Horn honking, diesel rumbling, music blaring,

People blather and jabber, cackle and chatter,

Cacophony assaults my ears.

When will this wandering end?

Pandemonium wraps the world in disarray.

Yet, meandering through twilight speckled with stars.

The four o’clocks open, hummingbird whirring

In the soft breeze. Four o’clocks getting sleepy and

Closing their eyes. Soft breeze, cool stars, warm home,

Sitting on the porch swing gazing outward

Four o’clocks and I close our eyes together.

Calm embraces the world with tenderness.


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      Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

      Loved the way you interspersed your photos with your poetry, great imagery K@ri.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Thanks Hawkesdream! I'm glad you liked it :D

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      Whikat 8 years ago

      Beautiful and relaxing poem K@ri, I enjoyed the imagery.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Whikat, Thanks, I was trying for relaxing. You have just made my day!

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      TheSandman 8 years ago

      Great ! images and wonderful poetry, I especially love the sunset over the ocean picture, did you take that?

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      Cris A 8 years ago from Manila, Philippines

      The words and the images collide in a perfect duet. You've done it nicely, YET again! Need I say we want more? :D

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Sandman, Thanks, I'm glad you liked it! I wish I could claim that picture, but I'm not the one who took it.

      Cris, You're making me blush! Thanks, if you approve I will try more.

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      diana 8 years ago

      "Horn honking, diesel rumbling, music blaring,

      People blather and jabber, cackle and chatter,

      Cacophony assaults my ears."

      Exactly. My youtube video of the night:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3SxCph5I1Q

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      diana 8 years ago

      this one fits too, probably more...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cy6iwP9Ux3A

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Thanks for the music, Di!

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      Frieda Babbley 8 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

      I especially loved the first section, one sound building upon another. So peaceful and beautiful. It's why I love good old fashioned camping so much. The second section was just nasty. Culture shock. I can't even believe that we endure that everyday, most of us anyway. The third section was relieving.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      k@ri that was beautiful - the words and the pictures. I think one part provided a great foil to the other!

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Frieda, Thanks! The first section is from a place in my life where I loved to sit and just be a part of the glorious world. I am very glad you liked it!

      Shalini, Thank you for your kindness. Can I infer that I was successful in my compare and contrast? :)

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      BirteEdwards 8 years ago

      Thumbs up here

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      Romantic... Very nice work K@ri

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Birte, Thanks for stopping by and the thumbs up! :)

      shamelabboush, Thanks, I'm glad you liked it!

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      Poetry about paths and wandering are some of my all time favorites. This one has a great mood and was very fun to read with all the various pictures. Excellent poem. A question though. Why did you pick the word "Yet" as the title?

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Benji, I'm glad you liked this! You ask the most perceptive questions! I picked "Yet" for it's meaning of (1) despite this, nevertheless and (2) at a future time, eventually. The poem can be compared to our everyday lives, mornings at home, days at work, evenings at home. Despite all the hubbub of the day we can still find peace when it is over.

      It can also be compared to our lives. When we are young there is peace and wonder. In our middle years we get caught up in the world and it's hustle. Eventually, we realize that the best things can be found in the peace of our hearts, in the small things nature offers.

      That is why there is no adverb preceding the first line...there is no prior to our lives. The second part used the adverb, "later". The third part uses "yet" for it's dual meanings. (Sorry for the long explanation! I hope the poem gives what I intended.)

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      lovezan, Thanks for enjoying and commenting! :)

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      Laughing Mom 8 years ago

      Beautiful photos to go with this beautiful poem. How do you have time to be so good at so many things???

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      LM, You are much too kind to me! I can only claim a couple of the photos. I am glad you approve! :D

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      Benji Mester 8 years ago from San Diego, California

      That's awesome! I think that title selection with poetry is one of the most important things. I love that you spent that much time giving thought to it. I'm impressed :) And now the poem is even that much more meaningful to read.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Benji, You are making me blush! Thank you for this!

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      mamakaren 8 years ago

      Your poetry is exceptional! I appreciate your thoughtful title. I'm seeing a book containing poetry and artwork--by k@ri.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      mamakaren, Thanks! I'm not sure about the book.

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      Randy Behavior 8 years ago from Near the Ocean

      You get us all dreamy and relaxed and then yuck, but you save us in the end :) Nice.

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      k@ri 8 years ago from Sunny Southern California

      Thanks RB, I agree the middle is yuck! I'm glad you liked the end!

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