Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, December 28, 2014

UNRAVELING (photomorph) & AFTER ALL THIS TIME (dream narrative) by Roswila


as I arrive to visit her after all this time
her ex-husband shoves by me in a rush
to leave for some appointment

before she and I even exchange opening
pleasantries, she explains that they've
just remarried and are already fighting
just the way they used to, endlessly

she looks drawn and rather ill as she
goes on to tell me the back story
for a T.V. show that's on right now,
"Bringing you on board," she says,
"so you'll not mind waiting till it's over
to reconnect with each other..."

humanity has emigrated
to a far distant planet, leaving behind
on the ravaged, depleted Earth
those pitiful few people who refused
to relocate out of sentiment or fear

now, unknown numbers of generations
later, the star travelers return
to visit the earth of their almost
totally forgotten origins

they stand stunned on the lush green
and wildly overgrown landscape,
attempting to communicate
with Neanderthals, the only human
forms to be found on this globe ...

my friend then adds in a tone
that brooks no disbelief:

"It seems when the pressures
and conditions producing
evolution are gone long enough,
ancient genetics will out ...
things will always revert to type."

[narrative on a dream of 12-27-14. Yes, there's some cynicism and some fear in this dream. But it's more about acknowledging how dreadfully hard it is to make deep changes that last, either societal or personal. Given how embedded we all are in much wider and deeper circumstances. A subsequent dream about my deceased younger brother (he died just a year ago) addressed this latter issue with respect to us both. Ultimately, the way I understand them, both dreams urge a more encompassing compassion. Photomorph "Unraveling" (5-6-10 10005v5b) 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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