Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, January 04, 2015

BRUSHING DARKNESS (photo) & DANG IT ALL (dream narrative/monologue) by Roswila


"Dang it all! It's the same old picture,"
she announces sotto voce as if someone
were listening, "how did that happen?
I used different colors, new and oddly
shaped brushes, a uniquely rough
and patterned canvas and I even
let go of my usual tight control,
following the more subtle urges
that came down my fingers, but
it's the same old painting!"

"That's it, I'm done trying..."
she grabs a brush and slaps a nondescript
color paint down the surface of the large
irritating abstract before her in two
wide swaths, obliterating the all too
familiar shapes and careening colors
as if slapping paint on a wall

the heft of the big brush and the heat
of concentration calm her down

"Ah well," she murmurs
"I'll just have to start over
for the gazillionth time ... what else
has this old lady got left to do
at this end of life?
Besides, there's always a chance
something new will emerge
this time"

[narrative/monologue on a dream of 1-3-15. Photo "Brushing Darkness" (12-23-14 012v2a) by Roswila. BTW, today is "this old lady's" birthday; her 71st (phew!). For all the carping in this dream I have a lot to be grateful for this day. Not the least of which being the opportunity to keep trying at whatever calls me to do so.]

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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