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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

RING-AROUND-THE-ROSY (photo) & THE QUICK AND THE DEADLY DEAD (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


just because you first saw her laid out,
a chilling naked mound on a mortician's table,
don't be fooled
this beautiful dark young woman's
really a quick, expert assassin

you'd best stay out of her way altogether
but if you can't, at least don't make yourself a target

and, yes, it's sad to know that that new born
baby boy's brain has a genetic anomaly
(he's not ever going to have
a normal memory, you know)
but watch him! he's already talking
and playing ring-around-the-rosy*
with his toddler sister

and the baby's mother? well, here's
a photo of her only days before giving birth,
her belly button pulsing with each
of their heart beats

it's been said she's the source
of the gene that makes memory
an all too living presence

[free verse poem on a dream of 6-22-15. *I did not hear this rhyme in the dream. I just knew that that's what they were playing. And the words to that children's game: ring around the rosy / pocket full of posies / ashes ashes / we all fall down, also speak to this dream. Photo "Ring-Around-The-Rosy" (4-10-13 12439c) 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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