DREAM HAIGA: Response to One Single Impression Prompt of 5/18/08
The prompt this week at ONE SINGLE IMPRESSION is "bleeding." My response is a dreamku, a haiku-like form based on dreams that I've been developing for a while now.
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P.S. Several hours after making the above post: I went to the library on the grounds of the retirement community I live in, hoping to find poetry that is outside my usual "poetry comfort zone." The first book I picked up is one of English and American Sonnets (sonnets are waaaaay outside my comfort zone :-D). When I opened it, I felt compelled to read this first sonnet that caught my eye, by Archibald Lampman:
THE LARGEST LIFE
Nay, never once to feel we are alone,
While the great human heart around us lies:
To make the smile on other lips our own,
To live upon the light in others' eyes:
To breathe without a doubt the limpid air
Of that most perfect love that knows no pain:
To say -- I love you -- only, and not care
Whether the love come back to us again,
Divinest self-forgetfulness, at first
A task, then a tonic, then a need;
To greet with open hands the best and worst,
And only for another's wound to bleed:
This is to see the beauty that God meant,
Wrapped round with life, ineffably content.
This sonnet addresses the query my unconscious mind was making in the dream/ku above. Even also using, ultimately, an image of blood. Synchronicity always amazes me, no matter how often it graces my life.
‘til next time, keep dreaming,
[aka: Patricia Kelly]
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