Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Sunday, March 23, 2014

AT THE BOTTOM (photo) & EXEMPLARS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


she's almost literally half my height
and twice my age, this spry old woman
who passes me in the hall hurrying
the other way and using only a cane

and that much younger friend?
well, she says she will be at the foot
of the long narrow stairs down
and finally explain
what happened between us,
once I am able to get there

aged and youthful, they both
put me to shame with their energy
and sense of direction

but the shame is mine, not anything they extend
better I should be grateful for these exemplars

[free verse poem on a dream of 3-22-14. Photo "At the Bottom" (3-13-14 003) by Roswila -- This was taken at the foot of the stairs down into our dining room. We also have an ART WALL just on the other side of those stairs at a hallway's end. Both these walls have rotating exhibits of residents' work.]

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,

[aka: 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; and TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT.


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