Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, December 03, 2014

RENDERING (photomorph) & PERFORMANCE ART (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


she wanders alone
in Manhattan's Loisaida**
as if through a dream
draped in old memories and vexed
that nothing stays solid for a second
the ongoing act of perception
like a sculpting of wet raw clay,
as streets morph into handwriting she thinks:
waking or sleeping it's all performance art

[free verse poem (made from a tanka capped by a pair of two liners, run together) on a dream of 12-2-14. *Performance Art, which term carries a many layered significance for me. **Loisaida (aka Alphabet City), the historically Hispanic lower east side of New York City, which city is my old home town. Overall, the dream offers an understanding (via my associations to a book I'm reading) that challenges some of the current thinking on how we perceive and remember. At one level and extremely oversimplified, the dream can be read to say: "Life is what you make of it." Photomorph "Rendering" (12-2-14 028v4) 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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