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

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A SHADOW'S WEIGHT (photo) & WEIGHING IN (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


which of these should be
my dream poem effort today?
two have old themes
with unusual twists to them
and the one new one's irksome:

that large old bedroom
needing much work that I'm shamed
to find a friend cleaned,
or my favorite didjeridu-flute
its mouthpiece chewed by a thief

or maybe that newbie to my dreams, a young dark
woman whose only talent is being a celebrity

and the whiff of discomfort I catch curling
from the edges of her gracious smile:

how easy can life be even for such as she?
responsibilities and shocks weigh on us all

[two tanka capped by three two-liners on three dreams of 7-25-15. When I chose the title I was immediately put in mind of that old song The Weight, sung by The Band. Photo "A Shadow's Weight" (3-24-10 10010e) 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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