Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

SEE ALSO: TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT (photos, realistic to abstract)

Saturday, September 27, 2014

RENEWAL (photo) & MIRACLE HOOK-UP (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


my many, many years younger
would-be-lover ...
how can this be true?
such a delightful young man
comforting and poetic
"Don't let my father know"
he whispers in a clutch
"I'll slowly bring him on board
about your age..." but I know
there's another chasm to bridge
one I can barely
acknowledge myself,
the unleapable gulf
between living and dead,
for my miracle hook-up's
with someone no longer living
my age? but a minuscule crinkle in time
his death? an unending rent in its very fabric
yet we go on, fervor weaving us ever closer

[free verse poem on a dream of 9-26-14. (This was initially a tanka series with a two-liner and monoku, but it needed to be freed up a bit.) Lest this be read as necromantic yearnings (LOL), the lover was a T.V. character just recently killed off. Of course, my dreaming mind chose him for particular reasons which in drafting this poem have become more and more clear to me. And the many ways of understanding this dream as a whole may all be true at once. Not unusual in dream work. Lastly, as I've said here before about a dream, it's about a process internal to my own psyche. I.e., not about specific external/waking events. Photo "Renewal" (8-10-14 008v2) 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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