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Saturday, February 06, 2016

MORNING COMES GENTLY (photomorph) & "over the hump..." (non-dream haiku) by Roswila


over the hump into
the day (ka-thump) a walker
across the door sill


[haiku written 9-24-15. This might be more properly termed a "small poem" or a "haiku-esque." But since I formatted it as a haiku, I'm calling it one anyway. Or maybe a senryu, for its wee bit of humor? Even if in either case it might well be picked apart for the way I break the lines/phrases, for the parentheses, and for that rhyming sound-word. But, so be it! It's over the hump and into this day, as is. No matter what it might/should be called. Photomorph "Morning Comes Gently" (12-8-15 010v7a) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Friday, February 05, 2016

OASIS (photomorph) & A LEAP YEAR STORY (about a dream) by Roswila


A LEAP YEAR STORY

our first leap doesn't even make it to the right
planet, though luckily we land within yards
of each other and in the same moment
of the quickly passing current of time

I call my two fellow émigrés close to me,
one at each of my sides, and grab their hands
"Hurry, tempus fugit," I urge, "And don't let
go of my hands no matter the turbulence
of our next try to leap to Mars, if you let go
who knows where ... or when ...
we will each wind up"

they tightly clasp my hands and we leap ...
ah HAH! we've made it to Mars, but we're
somewhat off target, we should be closer
to those distant mountain foothills, just
across this vast rust colored plain

one more quick leap should do it, I think,
and we hold hands as I stress again
not to let go, we only have time
left for one more try

and we leap in a rush of excitement
so strong it's almost a wind ...

I wake up, already sleepily mulling over
that choice of transportation mode --
so exposed and inexact -- but even
more puzzling, why Mars?

then again, it's true that I have always felt
a bit like a creature from another planet
and now when an Earther gives me
that askance look I can retort "Hey,
what else can you expect?
I'm from Mars!"


[written on a dream of 2-3-16. Photomorph "Oasis" (12-11-12 12259ev5) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

THINGS FLY APART (photomorph) & NOTHING STICKS (non-dream free verse poem) by Roswila


NOTHING STICKS

nothing sticks together anymore
connections lasting only long enough
to take note of before they disassemble

when did every surface become
so smooth and slick
that a meeting up barely raises hope
before promptly
slipping apart


[non-dream free verse poem written 2-3-16. Photomorph "Things Fly Apart" (8-5-09 5009v4a) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

RELUCTANT DAWN (photomorph) & A DOOZY (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


A DOOZY

last night's batch of dreams
must have been a doozy,
though not one of them
bothered to stay around
even as their agitprop woke her
in the pre-dawn hours
they disappeared, poof!
no wand, no top hat, no rabbit
just gone
just her
sitting at bed's edge shivering,
the night air saturated
with foreboding


[free verse poem on 2-2-16's lack of dream recall. Photomorph "Reluctant Dawn" (8-15-09 5427ev6) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

HANGING AROUND (photo) & WAKE UP (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


WAKE UP

what's that pulling my leg
from the end of the bed

did a neighbor's dog or cat get in
while I've been asleep?

I might think it
a silly dream metaphor about not
taking people so seriously
only it's too real
and somewhat scary

and I can't seem to shake it off
my foot or get bothered enough
to wake up thoroughly
and check it out, as I lie here
wiggling whatever's dangling
heavily from the end of my leg
and anxiously await the return
of deep sleep

so, that's another possible
dream metaphor:
wake up
or suffer the consequences


[free verse poem on a dream of 2-1-16. Photo "Hanging Around" (8-15-09 5566v2a) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Monday, February 01, 2016

WIND UMBRELLA (photo) & THE CHASE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


THE CHASE

she starts to chase after the moral
of this dream tale about justifying the low rent
she paid in that old apartment all those years,
and of making an extensive complicated chart
to prove she'd not gotten away with anything

when a golden tree outside the window
usurps her focus to the shining filigree
it sketches and erases,
sketches and erases
under a wild burst
of morning wind


[free verse poem starting with a dream of 1-31-16. Photo "Wind Umbrella" (7-5-09 3212ev2) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

ROSE CRADLE (photo) & A SNAP OF THE FINGERS (on a dream) by Roswila


A SNAP OF THE FINGERS

my friend's puzzlement is no surprise
when I say I'm planning to have a baby,
that time passes so terribly fast
as we're getting older and older

for instance, should I have as much
as twenty years left, even that's
just a snap of the fingers,
and I never did have a child

but I am surprised she doesn't react
to my intent to respond
to that awful politician's advances,
a man neither of us can stomach

oh, there'll be a romance to get going
with him, if one can call it romance
with a narcissist, but that surely
won't last longer than a May fly,
nor do I want it to

what's important to me is the pregnancy
and birth, not the high of a romance
nor even the man

what matters is what's created
from what happens


[written on a dream of 1-30-16. Photo "Rose Cradle" (6-25-09 2763ev2) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

WATCHING HER STEP (photomorph) & BEYOND FRESH (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


BEYOND FRESH

all of the tall, narrow panels
of mixed media art
have been judged losers,
every.single.blesséd.panel!

now, just in terms of numbers,
how can this be?
accident alone should give
at least one of the many dozens
of hanging tapestries a win
(or show, or place... or even
an honorable mention...)

much less when one considers
that nothing even vaguely like
this endless coruscating display
of collage/painting/poetry-in-motion/
winking-light/press-the-button-song
has ever hit the art scene before

it's clearly time for those who
would judge to peel away the veils
of aesthetics and assumptions
clinging to their eyes
like cataracts

something beyond fresh
(smell the paint? it's not even
dry yet!) is in town ...

(is always in town)


[free verse poem on a dream of 1-29-16. This is less about art (though that subject is obviously included) than about life as a whole. And specifically (do I really need to state it?) how I need to look at things much more often. Photomorph "Watching Her Step" (12119v3d) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Friday, January 29, 2016

VITELLUS (photomorph) & SILLY GOOSE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


SILLY GOOSE

what a silly goose!
she thinks I'm laughing at her
when as I told her I'm enjoying
her resemblance to a teal butterfly
in that new dress

and I keep reassuring her that I'll
keep the secret that she's incubating
a child (good news as her other child
was a sunny delight to all as she grew)
in a shiny, chicken sized egg,
here, in the home
we've shared for ages
despite our incompatibility

ah well, there's no changing
some people's minds: they will believe
what they will believe
and I need to attend to my breakfast

even as I cut a hard boiled egg
in half I realize with a gasp
what I've done: it's her egg!

and there's nothing I can do now
but decide whether to own
up to this act of mine
or hide the evidence

in any case, it's been like letting
that goose in the fable live on,
and killing her golden egg


[free verse poem on a dream of 1-28-16. I feel forewarned I'm about to do something self-destructive. Like watching a train wreck just about to happen and feeling hopeless to stop it. Sigh. (BTW, I do know what it's about.) Photomorph "Vitellus" (7-9-09 3579v6) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Thursday, January 28, 2016

EMBELLISHED (photomorph) & LIFE AS A SOAP OPERA, or The Big Lie (dream writing) by Roswila


LIFE AS A SOAP OPERA
(or: The Big Lie)

it's immediately clear to me
that the mother of his baby's
not that prostitute he must have paid
to say so, but this patient of his
(Dr. Big Miracle) whose life
he claims to have saved

as a major character on this soap
the writers will have to at some point
explain why he lied, but it will be a huge
challenge to write it so that the fans
suspend disbelief in whatever excuse
they cook up, the lie's a whopper
for this wildly popular character,
and not defensible in any way that I
can imagine, and not only that, but "who's
the real mommy/daddy's" such a cliché!
(and I'm quite surprised my fellow fans
haven't tumbled to his lie yet)

I suppose they could always
write him off (send him on a mission
of mercy to a foreign country,
or even kill him with some disease
du jour -- that one would generate
a host of Emmy worthy performances
by fellow actors) but they will have
to deal with it, one way or another,
for no matter how inconvenient
the truth always outs


[written on a dream of 1-27-16. Photomorph "Embellished" (5-13-10 10015ev2a) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

TOXIC BLOOM (photomorph) & THE VINE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


THE VINE

the dream image inches into
her exhausted consciousness
with the advent of evening,

a night climbing vine triggered
by dark's return, rising up
the sheer brick wall of resistance,

poking its sticky tendrils into every
nook and cranny along the way,
and opening its noxious blossoms

well, she resolves, she's not going
to let it get to her, it can hang
on this wall until the weight
of its on going self-recreation
crumbles the bricks

she's moving elsewhere and leaving
no forwarding address, and should
the vine's seeds manage to catch up with
her there, she'll simply move on
again, a nouveau nomad

although she knows there's nothing
permanent in this life, serial
repetition comes far to close
to forever for comfort


[free verse poem on a dream of 1-25-16, recalled in the evening of 1-26-16. Photomorph "Toxic Bloom" (5-13-10 10014v2g) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

DISPERSAL (photomorph) & HIDE 'n SEEK (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


HIDE 'n SEEK

there's no catching one
and unless she wants to stay "It"
she should simply quit
and walk away from the dreams that
scattered every which way with morning

even this metaphor of a childhood game
catches nothing, falling like a hook through fog

unlike back then when she could at least make out
what it was that she was aiming to tag


[a tanka capped by two two-liners on lack of dream recall for 1-25-16. Photomorph "Dispersal" (1-23-16 002v17) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Monday, January 25, 2016

ROSE ARASBESQUE (photo) & THE REAL (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


THE REAL

a real rose, yes,
that's what it is: real
I keep finding that out
each time I touch it to make
another attempt at editing

neither it's shadows
nor shapes, nor red give way
under Photoshop
hm, there is that concept
called consensus reality

which would make this rose
a consensus of one
from its multitude of the possible

my perceptions and imaginings
just more ephemeral filters
like the morning light


[mixed format poem on a dream of 1-24-16. Photo "Rose Arabesque" (6-25-09 2764ev3) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

PASTICHE (photomorph) & ASKEW (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


ASKEW

despite her hard work,
the greeting card designs print askew,
oh, her pix are cool
but her words, oy, the words show up
in all the wrong places, as do the folds

why waste all that thought and effort, though,
maybe she should make a collage of them all

who'd buy the cards anyway, even if perfect
(as if perfect can ever really be obtained)

and the nature of collages leaves more room
for quirks and accidents (or so she'd like to think)


[tanka capped by three two-liners on a dream of 1-23-16. Photomorph "Pastiche" (5-26-10 10001ev4) 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, as the above is), 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 blogs: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.