Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, October 16, 2014

THE POD (photomorph) & PERISH THE THOUGHT (dream influenced free verse poem) by Roswila


First, drop the expectation of control,
the delusion of being at the wheel
each time a thought turns,
this way or that,
in the grip of some clever twist.

Then, step away from the vehicle.
It won't go any place different.
Just the same old hyper ride
down another slippery slope.

And watch out!
This next conception's as dangerous
as being certain of what's happening:
this contempt for self
as each successive vehicle hurtles on
belief locking its doors.

Step away from them all,
no matter how shiny or new
or impressively ancient,
easily obtained or hard won.

And keep on stepping away
though it's like living in an endless set
of nesting dolls with always
another entombing belief to escape.

[free verse poem coming out of post-dreaming thoughts of 9-8-14, i.e., not based on anything specific in any of the dreams, just the maundering they precipitated and my reactions to it all. I have revised it, over and over. I'd think I finally had it where it needed to be, and, no, something else wasn't working about it. When I came across it looking for something to post I decided to cut a last stanza that just seemed to flap there in the breeze, waving more beliefs in the reader's face. And I'd better post it now, as is, or I'll come across it at some later date and fuss at it more. Some poems are like that. Some photos, too. Never really reaching a point at which I feel comfortable letting them be. Photomorph "The Pod" (10-7-14 009v5b) 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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