But Hear the Dissonance 1948-2011

Kinneret IX photo collage / digital art dancing light and dark dissonance
Kinneret IX

But Hear the Dissonance 1948–2011

Wind blows an aluminum-can
 percussion section;
cars thrum bass.

Mind slices melodies
 on the road above
an Arab village—

East Jerusalem jazz
 somewhere near
the Green Line

Night Cars Dissonance, digital art from photos
Night Cars Dissonance

follows time
 in the unequal night’s

Rising voices
 sing independently,
calling to prayer;

not far from here,
 The Hill of Bad Council
smokes in the dark,

a whiskey on the table,
 thinking of what might
have been had things

turned out differently—
 listens to the dissonance,
and sighs for the Angel of History.

—Michael Dickel

Night Cars Dissonance 2, digital art from photos
Night Cars Dissonance 2

 © 2015, poem and illustrations, Michael Dickel, All rights reserved


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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