Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BRANCHING OUT (photo) & THE TWO KEYS (pair of mixed format dream poems) by Roswila


Part One:

to help my dear friend
I've agreed to take her two
floppy toy rabbits
back to each of their respective
churches for interim care

the rabbits are large,
the churches a long walk apart,
and when I arrive
at the second church they say it's
the wrong place but they'll take the toy

as I walk off to visit with my ailing friend
her rabbit peers at me over the minister's shoulder

Part Two:

my friend's being cared for in a small cottage,
where I find her curled up in a corner
of an empty room, almost catatonic

but I know she's listening as I talk,
so I take my clues from her body postures
and my own gut sense

saying that, for me, endurance is one key,
that things do change if only minutely at first

and that intuition's the other key,
to listen beyond the roar inside
for those brief twinkling tweets
or evanescent arias, those strange songs
from the far flung branches of being

[Part One is two tankas and a two-liner, Part Two 2 is free verse, the parts are based on two separate but related dreams from 7-5-15. Photo "Branching Out" (6-4-13 005v7) 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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