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Friday, August 01, 2014

THE BASKET (photo art) & A TISKET A TASKET (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


where's the woven basket
at the center of the circle
of reaching arms?
without it, there's nothing
to contain the living picture

the image sought in each moment
impossible to capture at all
as it falls through the emptiness
not even a ghostly wisp abiding
without the basket's weave

[free verse poem on a dream of 7-31-14. When I drafted this in pencil, still half asleep, it was in the form of a tanka capped by a pair of two-liners. But once I saw it on my computer screen it nudged me to try changing the "stanza" breaks and to loosen up the writing. The first five lines are still as I initially drafted them (in already somewhat loose tanka form). But the capping pair of two-liners are opened up and out, saying the same things but expanded. It seems that the tanka and two line forms have acted in this case as a basket for the poem's ingredients. Photo art "The Basket" (10-26-12 12223ev6) 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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