Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, January 01, 2015

STAVING OFF THE NIGHT (photo) & BRING IT ON (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


yes, there's a chance
there's always a chance
that liveliness will out again,
not even the past's immutable,
hardened like footprints in concrete

yet the dream pushes the point
that he couldn't see, much less respect
boundaries, and that my search for a box
big enough in which to stash away
the memory of his transgressions
was eminently successful,
as if choosing a coffin

so then, the dream quizzes,
what's this awful blankness been about?
shouldn't there be at least
an abiding sense of relief,
even a certain happiness?

sigh, I guess it's better late than never
to get that one cannot compartmentalize
one's mind except at a great loss
that buries one whole

more simply put
box living away
lose liveliness,

bring on the mud and the muck
maybe someday a lotus will grow

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-30-14. This poem is a bit muddy, too, I'm afraid. I've been working on it steadily since I had its source dream two days ago. I'd thought to post a non-dream haiku or tanka instead. That maybe another day's work on this one would help me clarify it. But something urges me to put it up today. So here it is, in all its murkiness. An interesting way to start the New Year. BTW, it's not murky to me, the dreamer. It's just that I don't think I've made it clear enough for some other reader. And any way I've tried to further clarify requires too much explaining and winds up sounding preachy, which I don't like. Photo "Staving Off the Night" (12-2-14 011v6) 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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