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Monday, March 27, 2017

SIGNALING THE TURN (photo) & BACKWARDS (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


BACKWARDS

an Old Man, his tricycle
turned backwards beneath him,
pedaling it oh-so-slowly
forward with a wide cargo platform
rigged in front of him across
what had been the back wheels:

Cool, Old Man!
to turn things around
to suit yourself
and then to build upon them


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-23-17. Photo "Signaling the Turn" (3-27-17 004v2) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CRECIENTE (photomorph) & "the sunset ..." (non-dream haiku) by Roswila


the sunset
in a shining spoon
a lot to swallow

[non-dream haiku written 3-24-17. Photomorph "Creciente" (3-14-17 015v2) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

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until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

DOWN AT THE HEEL (photomorph) & UNDER THE SUN (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


UNDER THE SUN

she's fought to survive for 73 years but
the upshot is it's all too much; she can no
longer bear the leaden, gait twisting burden
of her past, stuck to her like gum as if she were
the sole of some old shoe that's picked up
everything crossing her path with an impossible
finality, no matter how she pulls and yanks
at it all; so much so that she does little else
these days but dream endlessly of scraping this
horrendously sticky past off, balling it up,
and throwing it over a cliff; but even this dream
of relief gives her a scary pause: who then would
she be without her past? without all these misshaping
and misshapen understandings and happenings
that wove her with their long twists, final cuts,
and knotted dead ends into this motley tapestry,
triggering the fervent wish to toss her torturous
past over a cliff edge; or, what if she's so stuck
to her past that she's completely unraveled when it
plummets over the edge, leaving nothing behind
at all? this tattered tapestry of self she mends
and patches and re-colors daily, trailing its
threadbare existence down through the empty air
stuck to her plummeting past; and yet, even on days
like these when everything under the sun clamors
of its own beauty, "leaving nothing behind"
sounds most beautiful of all


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-19-17. Photomorph "Down at the Heel" (12-6-09 8517v2a) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Friday, March 24, 2017

IN THE FOG'S EMBRACE (photo) & LOVE POEM (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


LOVE POEM

the tall, golden green, wild grasses
on the distant hillock bend gently
in the breezes; I yearn to stroke
them like the thorough wind,
the way I wish I could caress
you: brushing all the rises
and falls of your body,
the warm lay of your land


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-23-17. Photo "In the Fog's Embrace" (3-14-17 022v2) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

PROMISES, PROMISES (photo) & IT HURTS (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


IT HURTS

it hurts, doesn't it?
to be caught on your own
hook, to stand over there
at a great distance, sucking
on that little bleeding prick
like a baby it's thumb, a hurt you
never expected to get when
you oh-so-casually tossed out
that seductive lure
I all too readily snapped up


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-16-17. Photo "Promises, Promises" (3-22-17 008v2) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

RIDING DOWN THE NIGHT (photomorph) & THE HIGH HORSE (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


THE HIGH HORSE

why am I getting up on
my high horse?
well, maybe because I feel
far safer up here,
out of reach

or would you prefer
that I crawl inside
this hollow ride
and rock my way boldly
into your world, only
to split open like that
wooden horse of myth,
spilling the danger
that's extruded
by unrelieved fear


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-16-17. Photomorph "Riding Down the Night" (4-27-15 053v3b) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

NO WAY OUT (photo) & THE INCURSION (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


THE INCURSION

there he stands, all tall
and slim, his usual handsome
charming aged self,
yet I really don't want him moving
into my apartment, no way!

but the best I can
do, I figure, is put him off
'til July sometime,
that'll at least give me a few months
to get used to the inevitable

before I can tell
him this, he goes on happily
about how simple
it's going to be for him to bring all
his stuff over here by next Tuesday

yikes! that's only days away, and I know
my landlord won't buy my desire to delay

and so I accept what can't be changed
(dang that Serenity Prayer* for sneaking in)

I've wanted a man in my life,
if not in my actual living space

but here he is! I just wish I felt more
capable of handling this incursion


[a mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 3-20-17. *"God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change // Courage to change the things I can // And wisdom to know the difference." Photo "No Way Out" (12-31-10 10202e) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Monday, March 20, 2017

DANCE FOR END OF DAY (photomorph) & "waiting for twilight..." (non-dream haiku) by Roswila


waiting for twilight
gilded palm fronds unmoving
in a pale blue sky


[non-dream haiku written 3-19-17. Yay! The weather's warmed enough now that I can sometimes sit for a while after dinner in my favorite place: an outdoor balcony overlooking our community's pool. The palms inspiring this 'ku are two very tall ones at poolside. Photomorph "Dance for End of Day" (5-16-11 10977v3e) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

MAY GRAY IN MARCH (photo) & NOTHINGNESS (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


NOTHINGNESS

no horizon on the sea today, just
a vast pillowing emptiness; one might
think that the possibility of sailing off into
nothingness would be more than welcome
after month upon month of sharp edges
delineating here from the yearned for but
unreachable; and yet sadness sinks any
brief relief at the sight of nothing, rolling
its wreck over and over on the busy
tongue of thought like the surf at high
tide with nowhere left to go: is this
distant nothingness anymore
attainable than the sky
beyond a horizon line?


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-14-17. Photo "May Gray in March" (3-14-17 017v2) by Roswila; May & June are famously foggy here on the CA Central Coast, but this was just taken a few days ago, and the poem was written that same day.]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (photo) & STUFF (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


STUFF

the question always seems to be why?
why the obsessing about some relationship
to the point of nausea; why all the over-
and wrong eating that burdens both body
and spirit; why the forever reliving
of a sharp edged past till all will
and energy and sense bleed away,
and more to the point, beneath it all,
behind each frantically produced
and garish cover, why this intense
intolerance of emptiness as if to even
stand before it would be to burn into
a wisp of smoke, this fear of the void
so deep that even a vague hint
of the vacuum just the other side
of the space hatch door sends one
scuttling to weight oneself firmly
against the floor with every possible
heaviness, with all the painful freight
one can scramble terrified toward and
catch "See, I'm not empty, just
look at how impossibly full my
aching arms are with all this
meaningful stuff!"


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-14-17. Photo "At the Edge of the World" (3-14-17 015v3) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Friday, March 17, 2017

OUT FOR A STROLL (photo) & ON THE PROWL (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


ON THE PROWL

ah, my dear friend of almost
sixty years, what twists and flips
life takes: I'm sure you recall
when, as young women parading
on the prowl for guys -- mostly
those beautiful young sailors
on shore leave, you'd growl
at me again and again under
your breath to slow down,
that your legs aren't as long
as mine? what irony! for now
this oldster not only walks
so slowly you'd make the
opposite complaint, but uses
a walker for her long prowls;
and yet, the speed's all that's really
changed for I still sometimes
wish you weren't all the way across
this wide continent, but right here
beside me on a lazy stroll, as we draw
the approving eyes and bold approach
of a couple of hot men


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-16-17. Photo "Out for a Stroll" (6-10-09 2014) by Roswila. And I would shame my family name, Kelly, if I didn't wish everyone a very HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY!)

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

STALKING THE LAND (photo) & WHAT IF (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


WHAT IF

keep your mitts off me!
and don't ever whisper like that
in my ear again unless you
really mean it! I'm the stuff
stalkers are made of, with any
more encouragement at all,
I'll attach every last bit of my
yearning to you and never
let go, then no matter where
you travel my obsession
with you will trail behind,
an endless wake of desire ...
ah, but don't worry, you'll
never even know it's there,
except maybe when your nights
echo hollowly and you sense
an odd resonance running
through you at an unbidden
thought of me, a startling
wistfulness you do not care
to own and huff quickly away
as an insignificant mystery:
what if?


[non-dream free verse poem written 3-9-17. Photo "Stalking the Land" (3-14-17 037v2) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Monday, March 13, 2017

THE SHADOWS STACK UP (photomorph) & IMAGINATION (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


IMAGINATION

in my imagination you're on that bus
passing by, your powers of observation
and -- more importantly, your interest --
are such that you know how chilly
I am in the willow's shadows,
that you envy their fingers of darkness
as they brush my breast, and that your
thoughts of me trail behind the bus
like a long sigh; unfortunately, the limits
of my imagination tell me otherwise:
I cannot envision any of this
ever being true


[non-dream free verse poem written 2-25-17. Photomorph "The Shadows Stack Up" (2-27-17 008v2f) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

ATTRITION (photo) & "the disaster spreads..." (dream tanka) by Roswila


the disaster spreads
outside my plate glass window
I wake while writing a song:
nothing’s a sure thing, baby,
so play the game with most heart


[dream-based tanka written & posted 5/28/08, also composed a melody for the two last lines while dreaming, but could not recall it on waking; I'm re-posting this tanka as it's a very timely reminder for me. Photo "Attrition" (3-11-17 009v2) by Roswila]

PLEASE NOTE: in most browsers you can click on the above image for a larger version. Also, the photo accompanying a post is not necessarily meant to illustrate it, but to reflect some small, even slant aspect of the verse, similar to Japanese haiga (illustrated haiku).

There are many other sorts of posts on this blog. I indicate which are about or influenced by dreams. Some non dream focused posts are book reviews, "regular" poems (some by other writers), scifaiku, writing exercises, Tarot haiku, photos, haiga, and so on. However, most of those are in much older posts. There's a listing by month going back to early 2006, at the end of the sidebar.

* * * *
until next time, keep dreaming,






[a/k/a Patricia Kelly]
**** If you wish to copy or use any of my writing or poems, please email me for permission (under “View my complete profile”). Roswila's other blog (dedicated to her photos only, i.e. no poetry or other writing; daily post)
; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.