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Sunday, December 21, 2014

REFLECTIVE (photo) & "sorrow and pain..." (non-dream monoku) by Roswila

sorrow and pain limn the moment a Greek Chorus

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The above is a non-dream monoku written 10-12-14, dedicated today in memory of the first friend I made when I moved here to California in 2008, who died a couple days ago. Though Ginny had had to move back east into an assisted living facility a few years ago, we managed for a while to stay in good touch. I will treasure the collection I have of books of her poetry, along with the memories. And here's one of her poems that appeared in our community's 2009 poetry anthology "Refined by Tide and Sand":

by Ginny Wells

I wanted life to be intense
Beautiful as growing grass in spring
Melodic as the dancing birds
Romantic as a moonlight rendezvous.
I wanted to love and be loved
By trees, wind, stars, God
And by some good companion,
Some earthly Other.
I wanted life to be a poem
Blowing through me
In all its vibrancy

Photo "Reflective" (12-7-14 004v3) & Monoku at top 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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