Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

WARNING BELLS (photo art) & JUMPING TO A CONCLUSION (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


... it may not be that appearances themselves deceive,
disguised by happenstance or by human intent

but that monkey mind leaps to tar the world
with one brush after another,
dripping with opaque color

[free verse poem (maybe better termed a poetic aphorism?) on a dream of 3-21-14. I actually started writing this in my mind as I was dreaming. A very lengthy dream about being back in an office situation (argh!). Although I began on waking to draft a narrative on the entire dream, before I'd gone very far I'd lost interest. As if I didn't want to give monkey mind yet another platform from which to chatter, complain, hoot 'n holler, and jump around. And I wound up going right to drafting the point I'd begun "writing" as I was dreaming, resulting in the piece above. BTW "monkey mind" is a Buddhist term for an aspect of mind meaning "unsettled; restless; capricious; whimsical; fanciful; inconstant; confused; indecisive; uncontrollable." And I would add "fearful." It's that last monkey in my own mind that causes me most frequently to jump to erroneous conclusions. Photo art "Warning Bells" (4-14-12 11680ev2) 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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