Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, March 31, 2014

[untitled] (sketch-based image) & THE PICTURE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila

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what a shot this will be,
down the long wooden stable,
stall doors lined up along
either side with exercise leads
hung neatly by each

and that stilt-legged foal
gamboling toward me
in the perfect mid-morning
light as it warms my shoulders

but the vision's quickly stretched
out of shape as if made of rubber:
that dang wide angle lens
on my new camera will skew
the lively relationships between
all these angles way beyond true

I let go of this warped vision,
in its place rising a back-of-the-mind
memory: in the tack room a tall
wire shelf gathers dust in a dark
corner, stacked with bag after bag
of potato chips of every type

time to go feed this all too familiar disappointment

[free verse poem on a dream of 3-30-14. Although yesterday's dream response was heartening, today's takes me to task. Which is fine. I've long recognized my way of seeing things is too often distorting. It's good to be reminded of this. And to have found a further use for that actual wide angle lens camera I have that is frequently problematic: it's a fitting dream metaphor (:-D). Additionally, the dream reminds me of the relationship sometimes between disappointment (with anyone/thing else or myself) and my eating issues. Image (in HAIGA) made from an original horse head sketch 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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