Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, December 18, 2014

CHRISTMAS STAR (photomorph) & THE HEMATITE STAR (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


a gaggle of women trail out
of the bedroom, each displaying
the same slightly bowed
posture of intense search

they are leaving to seek help
for their very elderly lady friend
who rests beneath her comforter,
singing softly to herself

as their beloved friend
slips a tiny hematite star
beneath the white angora skullcap
gracing her small bald pate,
her singing fades away in wisps
and she falls into a deep drowse:

"If I'm not here when you return
don't worry, for in the care
of other arms I'll be ...
for in the care ...
of other arms ...
I'll be ..."

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-17-14. There was a dream-created melody to the song, as well. I sang it through several times as I woke and began crying. I can't recall the melody now, and am surprised I held on to those dream-created lyrics. Overall, I think this dream may reflect my worry (maybe an intuition) about a particular friend. And it definitely reflects my hope that dying is truly a going home. BTW, I actually have a small piece of shiny black hematite in the shape of a star. That star link is to my post about The Star card in the Tarot. Of all the cards in the Tarot it can be seen as the most hope-filled in its meaning(s). Photomorph "Christmas Star" (10-5-09 7369v6) 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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