Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, March 03, 2014

RIDING ON THE FLOOD (photo art) & "the baby's cry..." (free verse dream poem) by Roswila

the baby's cry clearly communicates
his distress, but there's another layer
riding atop it like an harmonic line

on a sympathetic flood comes
the thought: how soon these little ones
learn to deny their pain with lyricism

[free verse poem on a dream of 3-2-14. I often stress here how a dream's character(s) and even objects can be aspects of myself. This is quite true here. However, this is one dream in which it was clear I was even more primarily making a deep, felt connection to others and what they go through, too. And by implication, that for all my self-vaunted intuition and empathy, I can be a big baby sometimes. I.e., thinking I'm the only one who goes through certain things. BTW, "harmonic" is a word I've heard used interchangeably with overtone ("a musical tone that is a part of the harmonic series above a fundamental note and may be heard with it"). I learned both terms when taking didjeridu lessons. One can even play the didj a certain way so that only the high harmonic is heard. (A very high, sweet whispery or light bell-like tone, which is quite a contrast to a didj's natural deep throated drone.) Photo art "Riding the Flood" (2-8-14a 014v2) by Roswila -- that calla lily was not morphed in Photoshop, that's how it grew]

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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