Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, January 03, 2015



the small traveling family surprises us
when they agree to join the act my mate
and I take on the road regularly

they bring a great deal to our small show,
especially their two energetic teens,
who climb and dangle with skillful abandon

my mate and I celebrate with the family
when a baby boy's born to them,
a tow-headed dynamo who grows rapidly
and runs around within days of birth,
his large head easy to spot even at a distance

then as suddenly as they'd joined us
the family's flown, leaving their new babe
behind like an egg in some other bird's nest

I know I can't give this bundle of growing
delight over to the so-called life
that Social Services would afford him

yet dare I risk keeping him myself
and becoming ever more attached,
when it's likely that one day
the family will return to claim him,
all the hard, moment to moment work
of raising him done

and oops! there he goes as infants do
haring off after something only he
can see, galumphing down the sidewalk

I hurry after the beacon of his blonde
head as it bobs in the afternoon sunlight

[narrative on a dream of 1-2-14. Photomorph "Dancing with the Sun" (8-5-09 5009v5a) 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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