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Diemm: Run to the Trees
November 29, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PSTFree
Living room concert livestream, from the Kootenay mountains. Singer-songwriter Diemm will dream aloud on folk harp, with vocals. And poetry.
Funded generously by Amplify BC.
Run to the Trees
When sorrow squeezes me into uncomfortable shapes,
I run to the trees.
I push my face into leaves, into flowers,
as close as close
so they fill the field of my vision.
“Show me me,” I whisper, “Show me me.”
Tiny birds land on low branches,
include me in their flock.
They lead me far into the woods.
We forage. We flit.
I blow a kiss to chickadee.
She sings as it lands on her chest.
Mourning cloak butterfly brushes black wingtip along my earlobe.
“Magic is real,” I hear, “Sorrow comes to pass. It carries the unreal away, what is true is what stays.”
I press my cheeks onto boulders,
the cool jawline of mountain.
I wrap my arms around my stoic companions and
my roots twine with theirs.
My spine rises so high to the sky that
stars nest in my hair.
“I’ve got you I’m with you I am you are me,”
Gravity sings as he fashions my wings.
He nibbles my shoulder blades when I roll over in my sleep.
peace to reclaim what it is.
This is how I find me
when sorrow presses me into uncomfortable shapes.