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Sunday, March 30, 2014

IN THE EYE OF THE LION (photo) & THE HEART IS IN THE DETAILS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


Yeah, I tell you at first I didn't think
the dream answered my question,
after all I'd asked to understand why,
and I got a dream about a lion
crawling underneath my skin!

I already knew I had at least one large cat
crawling around there given how angry
and irritable I've been feeling these days,
I didn't need confirmation,
I needed clarification

but then, honey, I began to recall details,
like the lion came from a pride of healers
and the title "Coeur de Lion"
as it hung in my mind while the lion
crawled purposefully along
under the skin above my heart

sigh ... so the answer may not reside
in the why of anger,
but in a heart that needs to open

[free verse poem on a dream of 3-29-14. I actually did incubate a dream last night about the rather generalized anger I've been feeling and was puzzled when I recalled this dream. Only on drafting the above poem did I realize the heart connection. Of course, the dream also echoes the Strength card in the Tarot. A card I've associated dreams to a few times recently, that has a lion on it. Photo "In the Eye of the Lion" (3-26-14 021v10) 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,

[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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