Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

SEEKER (photo) & IF AT ALL (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


he was her friend in years
gone by and wanders in
and out of her dreams
every so often now
like a passing cloud
whose weather portent
is never clear

as always she has something
she wants to give him, this time
a collage of orange pictures
she'd promised to make
and has finally finished

she gladly fumbles through her
papers for the crisp page still
smelling lightly of drying fixative,
as he stands by maundering on
about why hadn't anyone told him
the party had been moved
to a different location

she doesn't even try to figure out
who's more the alien in this scenario
but puts down the collage and thinks:
yes, maybe she could have called him
about the party, yet they'd all
found out the same way
she did, by showing up
just now at the wrong place
and moving on

and what about her gift
of the collage? has that even ruffled,
much less opened the perpetual curtain
of his preoccupation?
apparently not

once again she sadly notes
that what one may desire to offer
and what the other one wants
rarely matches up well,
if at all

[free verse poem on a dream of 4-22-14. This was an actual friend of mine in years past, back in New York City. And, yes, the dream was vaguely lucid at the beginning when I realized I was dreaming about him again. Orange is an interesting color for me when it shows up in dreams, as it's one of my least favorites. There's a long-standing association (not sure where it came from) I have to it of ambition. Also, one of the meanings in Bob Hoss's color chart for dreams resonates for me today: "I feel restless, driven by desires and hopes." These are shadow aspects for me as I've not been all that in touch with them. I could go on, but won't. Suffice it to say this is an anxiety dream. Probably largely precipitated by, but not limited to, my up-coming photo exhibit/sale on April 27th. Photo "Seeker" (4-19-14 006v3) 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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