Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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Saturday, February 14, 2015

THE ESCAPE (photo) & LONG BEFORE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


long before it should be able to
the tiny infant crawls rapidly
away across the wood plank floor

I scramble after it on all fours, too,
laughing and grasping for its heels
to stop it from getting too far
from the protective circle
its mother and I make

it quickly turns when it feels
my light touch and crawls
right back to sit next to my butt
on which an alert little dog perches
like the outlook on a castle rampart

the infant quickly and oh-so-seriously
intones to the dog whose tail starts
wagging like a flag in a snappy breeze:
"Get down, Jack!"
its speech even more astounding
than its early ability to crawl

its mother and I exchange quick glances
filled with delight but undergirded
with concern

how does one set caring boundaries
on such precocity or do they even
need to be set at all

for once the baby continues to sit still
looking from one of us to the other
as if searching for an early sign
of our next move

[free verse poem on a dream of 2-13-15. Photo "The Escape" (2-3-15 19039ev3) 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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