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Saturday, April 19, 2014

ON THE WAY TO CALICO (photo art) & THE CALICO TABBY (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


my friend and I inherit
a big calico tabby just as we start
moving into our new apartment
I'm somewhat surprised he lets me
pick him up much less carry him
into the almost empty rooms
like a large loaf of warm bread
once on the floor he hunkers
down as if waiting for instructions,
his name, Al, suddenly occurs to me
and I call to him softly as I walk
through the doorway into my room
he slinks cautiously and slowly
along after me, while I look
for my clothes through the huge
cartons standing in a neat line against
the wall like soldiers at attention
I've a sudden urge to change into
my camouflage top and slacks
(it seems Al's not the only one
in this new space on high alert)

[free verse poem on a dream of 4-18-14. Photo art "On the Way to Calico" (4-12-14 003v13) 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,

[a/k/a 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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