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

Sunday, November 30, 2014

THE DREAM DISPERSES (photomorph) & ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHT TIMES THE FOOL (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


she needs cash
I need cash
this long line of folk
all wait to cash checks
in this old fashioned high ceilinged
bank on the hill

she presents her check
for one hundred and eight dollars
slip-flap, slip-flap, slip-flap
the teller counts out the bills

what a coincidence
my check, too, is for that amount
and as quickly cashed
by the carefully bland faced teller
across the marble topped counter
worn concave by decades
of counting

the next person finishes writing
out a check on reaching the teller
clearly not comfortable with English
muttering "

it seems everyone
on the still considerable line
wants this same amount
what are the chances of that
of everyone wanting the same thing,
at the same time, in the same place
and even further, apparently getting it

what a dream ... ah yes, that is exactly
what this is, I think
and wakefulness spreads like a mist

I float out of the bank as out
of a cloud singing wryly "...but the fool
on the hill sees the sun going down
and the eyes in his head
see the world spinning round..."*

[free verse poem on a dream of 11-29-14. *from the Beatles song The Fool on the Hill. And I've been singing it in my head all morning. Photomorph "The Dream Disperses" (10-1-11 11319v14c) 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.

* * * *
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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