Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, February 08, 2015

CONNECTIONS (photomorph) & MAKE BELIEVE (narrative dream poem) by Roswila


a woman even older than I
shakes her carefully coiffed head
in sad puzzlement

how can you, she asserts, really believe
they don't love you, and more,
how can you claim that they no longer
matter to you in any binding way

when, she quickly points out,
there's all these complicated connections,
like that messy mass right there before our eyes
of cables and plugs dangling behind
your computer desk

I sink back into my chair,
how can I explain it all with any hope
of being understood, I might as well try
to send words through those cables
in lieu of electricity and expect it all
to work sensibly

but even should I find a way is it ever
any kindness to challenge someone's
hard won, comforting world view,
one that's sustained them for so long
through this tumultuous life,
with one's own endless doubts and questions

and if I believe in anything about
that over-touted and arguable concept, love,
it's that if it exists at all, kindness
must be at its heart

if it would not puzzle her further,
prompting more questions that I simply
should not answer, I'd say that it's no kindness
at all, either to them or to me,
to continue to make believe

[narrative poem (or dream narrative?) on a dream of 2-7-15. Photomorph "Connections" (2-3-15 2479ev5a) 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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