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Tuesday, July 01, 2014

SIRIUS RISING (photo art) & ACE OF SIRIUS (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


in the dream the Tarot cards
of the reading turn over
one after another into clarity,
blank white backs plowed under
by serial curiosity,
intricate familiar faces
glowing colorfully
in light of comprehension

but that knowing fractures
with the morning rush
of vehicles below the open window,
as dream memory dribbles in
on a cloud of dust motes,
the only intact card:
the Ace of Sirius

serious, indeed, this urge to reassemble
the message from the dust,
and as far from graspable
as the star for which the lone
survivor's named

its neat black italics proclaiming
"Ace of Sirius" fading in the distance
as it lopes after the long gone stars
like a faithful dog
after its family of night

[free verse poem on a dream of 6-30-14. Phew! This started out as one of those "I forgot the dream" poems. But once that memory of Sirius and awareness that it's known as the dog star entered, I was off and running (just like that dog). Here's a link if you're curious about the masses of mythology trailing after Sirius, much of which was a synchronistic experience for me to read this morning: Sirius, a/k/a The Dog Star. (E.g., it's also known as the Rain Star and Nile Star, intriguing given our drought here in CA. ) I'm also struck by that homophone of "serious." BTW, aces in the Tarot are (very simply put) about tremendous potential. And often seen as the sources of all the powers of their suit. Much to ponder in this largely unrecalled dream. Actually, that's not unusual; as if even one tiny detail brought into waking consciousness can act as a key. (And "keys" is another word for the Major Arcana of The Tarot deck.) Photo art "Sirius Rising" (6-26-14 026v2) by Roswila; different cultures have attributed different colors to Sirius, however, red most often.]

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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