Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL (with The Found Tarot); ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT (deck-in-progress); TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract); and THE MARKER TAROT (add'l deck-in-progress)

Friday, August 28, 2015

HUNGRY MOON (photomorph) & THAT BIG HOLE IN THE SKY (free verse poem) by Roswila


THAT BIG HOLE IN THE SKY

why do they call that big hole
in sky that keeps coming 'round,
full?

does it swallow
everyone else's dreams, too
on the nights it rolls across
the dark, as it does mine
like some pale pac man

leaving nothing more
than ephemeral impressions
of the night's images,
footprints at tide's edge
that wash away
when the turning
laps over them


[free verse poem written 8-28-15, inspired by another night of little to no dream recall due to the full moon's imminence. A not uncommon experience of mine in the last couple of days just before the moon is completely full. Photomorph "Hungry Moon" (8-18-15 005v2a) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Thursday, August 27, 2015

SHADOWS ON THE MOON (photomorph) & ON CYCLING (free verse poem) by Roswila


ON CYCLING

ah, yes, the moon just shy
(ignoring that word's
other meaning) of full, rolls
blissfully along, straining against
her containment

little knowing that such blatant
fullness invites deflation

a slow leaking that ultimately
leaves a dark impression
of nothing


[Free verse dream poem written 8-27-15 that's (at least in part) about the absence of clear dream recall last night. An experience I often have when the moon is just about full. And it'll be full in less than two days. Photomorph "Shadows on the Moon" (8-18-15 005v7b) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

INFLATED (photomorph) & ONE MIGHT THINK (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


ONE MIGHT THINK

... and so, after all the nearly unbearable
tension, like wading across a flooded
mine field, one might think that when
it ended again there'd have been
an horrendous bang

or at the very least a drawn out,
rather operatic whimper

but no, it was more as if the last
bit of air escaped the failed
attempt to pump it all up again,
in one tiny sigh of relief

a tepid raspberry


[free verse poem on a dream of 8-25-15. Photomorph "Inflated" (10-3-11 11324v11) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

HANGING UP HIS WINGS (photomorph) & GETTING THE POINT (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


GETTING THE POINT

so that's it!
just more yearning for not only
acknowledgement, but appreciation

no matter how artfully the dream
dresses it all up, that's nothing new
under the hot sun of her neediness

all decoration and obfuscation
melting away, like Icarus's wings

leaving her with the naked
hollow shafts of her deepest truth:

she cannot fly unless she feels safe

she cannot feel safe abandoned
and ignored in a corner


[free verse poem on a dream of 8-24-15. Photomorph "Hanging Up His Wings" (4-21-15 004v3y) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Monday, August 24, 2015

BLURRED BORDERS (photomorph) & EVERYONE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


EVERYONE

they visit me from the past,
each a former friend

two of them (what a pair!)
have brought me to this pass
and then deserted me,
as if that's what everyone does,
and maybe so, but then "everyone"
is "no one" I want to befriend

worse yet they leave me
in the company of him, that one,
definitely now a "no one"
but in this dream quite
a "some one," as he was way back

we curl up together
(not without a wee bit
of hesitation on my part, as I
think, at least I've got
that much sense left)
seeking the creature comfort
of body touching body

it's predictably delicious and
as long as it goes no further,
I figure, what the heck

but of course it does
(go further, that is)
yet even at this more intimate
level I keep my distance

determined for once to set
my own boundaries
(this far and no further)
finding the prospect
of a self-generated distance
even more attractive
than this man out of my past


[free verse poem on a dream of 8-23-15. Photomorph "Blurred Borders" (11-9-13 075v4) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

ENDLESS SNARL (photomorph) & EVEN HEARTS CAN BE TAUGHT (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


EVEN HEARTS CAN BE TAUGHT

oy! how to recount
this dream, in any form at all --
the layers go on
and on, alternating question
then answer, then question

do I go into
the dream's actual images:
letting immigrants
stay in our home so they can
find gainful employment

and the ensuing
endless argumentation by
three generations
of folk, about why they made
certain major decisions themselves

all seems feasible
and all seems to be equally
unbelievable
conscious or unconscious,
faked or deluded or on the mark

and each one of these folk oblivious
to their own spiraling layers

their responses ingrained like old record grooves
the crack of the inculcating whip long forgotten

the word compassion rises: the ultimate answer

but even hearts can be taught varying values
the problem, it seems: teachers that differ


[a mix of tanka and two liners with one monoku on a dream of 8-22-15. Photomorph "Endless Snarl" (5-27-15 018v4a) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

INEVITABLE MOON (photomorph) & BUZZ WORDS (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


BUZZ WORDS

sheesh! we've been waiting
on this bus for ages it seems
and now the driver
says to be patient a bit longer
that we'll be on our way soon

but at this point I've
lost all enthusiasm
for the conference
on a new style of self-growth
for which this full bus is headed

I can all too readily imagine what awaits me,
and do so: it all boils down to relationships

not what the buzz words
being taught say, but what happens
unaware between
the attendees and teachers, and
between the attendees themselves

the dark gap between the pretty and harmless pap of words
and the reality of human relationship too much to bear

I rush off the bus
stopping only to get my suitcase
the air seems clearer


[a mix of tanka and two-liners, capped by a dreamku on a dream of 8-21-15. Photomorph "Inevitable Moon" (6-15-15 001v2a) by Roswila]

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO DREAMKU (& PHOTOS):

But first, a request: please let me know of any typos or other sorts of blunders in my posts. As my eyes age I'm finding more mistakes are creeping into what I put up here no matter how many times I proof it all. Thanks for any help!

The dream-based poems posted on this blog -- dreamku, tanka, two-liners, monoku, free verse, dream narratives -- are offered in the spirit of collaboration. I have done my part. Now it’s your turn to jump in and see what comes up for you. I.e., there is no right or wrong way to relate to any of these dream offerings. Even my own understandings of them change over time. And it gives me joy when a reader sees something in any of them that I have not. (This all applies to any of the non-dream poems posted here, too.)

Also please note that a dream poem or narrative is not intended as an interpretation of a dream, or even a complete and accurate rendering of one. It is my attempt to get down dream imagery/action that grabs me and, as I write about it, elicits my conscious written association and response. Nor do I believe that one has to remember dreams in order for them to do their work. In my understanding, we are much more than our conscious selves.

You may also note in any further reading on dreamku (the specific forms of dreamku, tanka, two-liners and monoku) you may do here, that in the beginning I stressed "showing, not telling." However, this has been changing for some time. I now tend to "show" (the dream story) and cap if off with a "tell" (some reaction and/or insight I've had to the dream as I was writing about it). This also pretty much applies to my free verse dream poems as well. As to what I have begun calling dream narratives, they are a different animal, probably most akin to prose poems.

For more in-depth exploration of the dreamku forms specifically and one post in which I also address my photo choices:

-- very brief comparison of dreamku and haiku: DREAMKU ARE NOT HAIKU

-- a brief post about both dreamku and my photos THE AREN'TS OF DREAMKU & ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL PHOTOS.

-- detailed three-part post about dreamku: "A DREAMKU PRIMER: Writing Haiku-Like Poems About Your Night Dreams": PART ONE: Introduction & Writing Dreamku as Dream Work; PART TWO: Elements of the Haiku Form Used in Dreamku; and PART THREE: How to Write Dreamku (the second and third parts have some overlap).

-- a short up-dating post about the three-part "A DREAMKU PRIMER" -- Important Up-date to A DREAMKU PRIMER....".

* * * *
‘til next time, keep dreaming,







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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Friday, August 21, 2015

ICARUS'S DREAM (photomorph) & exhilaration! ... (dreamku) by Roswila


exhilaration!
and the Pegasus brings us
safely to ground


[dreamku written 2-12-06. This was actually written before I developed the dreamku form so is more aptly called a dream haiku. But, hey, small (pun intended) difference. It was also one of the first posts to this blog, way back in 2006. I was scrolling through my haiku master file for something to put up today and it just jumped out at me. Photomorph "Icarus's Dream" (9-15-13 008v3a) by Roswila]

BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO DREAMKU (& PHOTOS):

But first, a request: please let me know of any typos or other sorts of blunders in my posts. As my eyes age I'm finding more mistakes are creeping into what I put up here no matter how many times I proof it all. Thanks for any help!

The dream-based poems posted on this blog -- dreamku, tanka, two-liners, monoku, free verse, dream narratives -- are offered in the spirit of collaboration. I have done my part. Now it’s your turn to jump in and see what comes up for you. I.e., there is no right or wrong way to relate to any of these dream offerings. Even my own understandings of them change over time. And it gives me joy when a reader sees something in any of them that I have not. (This all applies to any of the non-dream poems posted here, too.)

Also please note that a dream poem or narrative is not intended as an interpretation of a dream, or even a complete and accurate rendering of one. It is my attempt to get down dream imagery/action that grabs me and, as I write about it, elicits my conscious written association and response. Nor do I believe that one has to remember dreams in order for them to do their work. In my understanding, we are much more than our conscious selves.

You may also note in any further reading on dreamku (the specific forms of dreamku, tanka, two-liners and monoku) you may do here, that in the beginning I stressed "showing, not telling." However, this has been changing for some time. I now tend to "show" (the dream story) and cap if off with a "tell" (some reaction and/or insight I've had to the dream as I was writing about it). This also pretty much applies to my free verse dream poems as well. As to what I have begun calling dream narratives, they are a different animal, probably most akin to prose poems.

For more in-depth exploration of the dreamku forms specifically and one post in which I also address my photo choices:

-- very brief comparison of dreamku and haiku: DREAMKU ARE NOT HAIKU

-- a brief post about both dreamku and my photos THE AREN'TS OF DREAMKU & ACCOMPANYING DIGITAL PHOTOS.

-- detailed three-part post about dreamku: "A DREAMKU PRIMER: Writing Haiku-Like Poems About Your Night Dreams": PART ONE: Introduction & Writing Dreamku as Dream Work; PART TWO: Elements of the Haiku Form Used in Dreamku; and PART THREE: How to Write Dreamku (the second and third parts have some overlap).

-- a short up-dating post about the three-part "A DREAMKU PRIMER" -- Important Up-date to A DREAMKU PRIMER....".

* * * *
‘til next time, keep dreaming,







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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA’S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA’S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

MY CUP SPILLETH OVER (photomorph) & FUJI WARA (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


FUJI WARA*

I stand at the edge
of the building roof, looking out
over the city
when I sense someone behind me
I turn and there he is: Fuji!

my old friend Fuji,
whom I'd all but forgotten about
since we'd not met up
in many years -- we rush together
but stop short of embracing

the attraction between us as strong
as ever, as is our hesitation

still, it's so good to see him
I'm sure I'm radiating all over

and he looks equally pleased
most of his delight in his bright eyes

his last name pops to mind: Wara, yes,
that's it, I say, rolling the "r" on my tongue,

like a bullroarer** it buzzes with promise
as if he'd heard it, too, he embraces me at last


[a mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 8-19-15. *There is an old Japanese last name of Fujiwara, but it was clear in the dream that these were first and last names. On Googling today I found out that in Japanese fuji can mean "a man of a certain stature." Wara shows up in many languages but the one that really hit me is said to be an "aboriginal" male name meaning "man of the water." Well, put together those two name meanings lead me to The King of Cups in The Tarot: "...the King of Cups is an indication that you must create balance in the realm of the emotions. The King of Cups represents compassion; one of the most powerful and beautiful qualities of the human spirit. Ask yourself, “How can I develop a stronger awareness of the unconscious without being overwhelmed by its power? How can I develop a stronger sense of compassion without falling into the trap of sentimentality?" -- from the Biddy Tarot website. ** Bullroarer info on wikipedia (aboriginal ceremonial musical instrument). Photomorph "My Cup Spilleth Over" (8-12-15 019v2b) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

AT THE CROSSING (photo) & DOES VERBIAGE RHYME WITH GARBAGE? (dream tanka series) by Roswila


DOES VERBIAGE RYHYME WITH GARBAGE?

as the other two
old ladies and I start to cross
the suburban street,
I see a couple of young men
harassing woman not far from us

the other two gals
are a little ahead of me
and in danger
of also being verbally
accosted by these dark youths

I tug at their arms
pulling them back to stand
close by my sides,
whispering, play dumb, like you
don't speak any English at all,

and as if you're
a bit stupid -- then they'll leave us
alone, for they never
act out, but get their kicks solely
from flinging scary words around


[tanka series on a dream of 8-18-15. At one level this dream is about a kind of thinking I can still get into (i.e., those guys are my own thoughts). But what I find more interesting, actually, is how this is the third recent dream in which "playing dumb" is a protective strategy. And that's the level to this dream I will explore more later. Photo "At the Crossing" (6-24-15 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, 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

SUNDOWN #2 (photomorph) & THE SINGULAR RIDE (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


THE SINGULAR RIDE

he's driving again
which makes sense given I
never learned how to
but this is a dream and why
can't I be at the wheel for once

ah well, that's just a red herring
it's a splendid ride, if about to end

he's approaching
the highway exit ramp
and I hope that he'll
take it at a more moderate speed
than is his normal tendency

lo and behold he slows appropriately
and up the gradual curving ramp we go

(not forced to one side, as I pray
the car won't go up on two wheels only)

the sun's setting light a pastel curtain
drawn on what had been a singular ride


[a mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 8-17-15. BTW, I never have learned how to drive. And when I am at the wheel in a dream, I'm having some sort of difficulty. Also, the "he" here was my actual father. I've had other dreams in which he's at the wheel. I have a lot of associations to this dream but will let it speak for itself. Photomorph "Sundown #2" (6-24-15 008v2d) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Monday, August 17, 2015

THE PROMISE (photomorph) & SHE SAYS (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


SHE SAYS

she proudly shows me
her oval pearlescent locket,
her tiny baby,
she says, lies lovingly
ensconced within it

she doesn't want me
to touch it, so lifts it herself
from over the pulse
at her neck and opens it
for my admiration

but there's no baby
curled up there, I say, hoping
it didn't fall out
she's disbelieving and quickly
checks it over for herself

her sadness nearly
palpable she describes how
it'd been there, sleeping
peacefully, radiating
possibility and promise

a man whispers: she claimed this once before
I say: we all try to get our needs met as we can


[tanka series capped by a two-liner on a dream of 8-16-15. Photomorph "The Promise" (6-15-15 001v5i) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

THE BLUSHING TREE (photomorph) & ON PLAYING DUMB (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


ON PLAYING DUMB

a lithesome dark gal
stands by the swinging doors
of the old saloon,
agape at the tumult of wild west
cowboys, astounded by the noise

suddenly she's dressed
as a saloon girl, and rushes
into the melee,
but the ethnicity her costume
lends her is clearly not welcome

however, she quickly adjusts, acting as if she can't
understand because she doesn't speak English

this mollifies
the cowboys (with no change in
decibel level or
frenzy of motion, however)
and she freely explores the room

when next she appears
she's still in costume, and on
a high roof's edge
next to her tall blonde boyfriend
with whom she's struggling to talk

but to no avail
he might as well be from
another planet,
he doesn't even react to
the frustration flushing her face

above the angry
rush of blood in her ears
she can hear the fuss
from the saloon below
and decides to return to it

the lesser of two evils, still she'll welcome its tumult:
better any day than this young man's blank stare,

and even if now she'll be the one playing dumb
to protect herself from what's threatening


[a mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 8-14-15. Photomorph "The Blushing Tree" (3-2-15 005v15c) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

THE CONVERSATION (photo) & "a pale oval seed..." (non-dream haiku) by Roswila


a pale oval seed
at the sharp edge of shadow
the westering sun


[non-dream haiku written 8-12-15. Photo "The Conversation" (8-12-15 011v2) 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 connections & other blogs: Charter Member of the United Haiku and Tanka Society (UHTS); ROSWILA'S TAROT GALLERY & JOURNAL; ROSWILA'S TAIGA TAROT; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.