Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Monday, January 26, 2015

THE BOULEVARD OF GREY (photomorph) & A TALE OF TWO BODIES (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


the tall blonde pig-tailed
and dungareed woman
speaks with the voice of a child,
is the child

her other conservatively dressed
small child-self behaves
and speaks as a woman would,
is her woman-self

the girl voice rising from her woman's body
giddily declares that all is going to be just fine,
clouds will be gone, happiness will
come again as they are going to be
switched back to their own bodies

this girl-in-woman rushes around,
patting the leaves on the forest trees
into shapes only she can see,
then carefully adjusts the collar
of the grey office suit on her small
woman-in-girl self the way
only a mother might

but the observing "I" knows
what neither child-in-woman
nor woman-in-child can,
that the girl will always
be mother to the woman

[free verse poem on a dream of 1-24-15. Photomorph "The Boulevard of Grey" (1-17-15 010v3) 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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