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Thursday, July 30, 2015

THE GODDESS EMERGENT (photomorph) & IN A DEEP CORNER (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


we've gathered in a large auditorium
for a special Kuan Yin ceremony,
filling the space, if not full,
at least respectably well

the Goddess Herself, a living,
life-size, full color statue,
hovers high in the air above
the first row of adoring seated folk

our chanting floats up to Her
next to the ceiling
through the haze of incense
in a series of swells

with each tide-like rise of tone
She drops another couple of feet
closer to the ground, halting
with each ebb as if listening
for what we will offer next

a final surge in overtone chanting
brings Her up short, face first
flat against the polished wood floor

is this disaster, or miracle
has she fallen, or answered our pleas
and joined us on this earthly plane

I choose to believe the latter,
there were no loud cracks
nor any trembling of the ground
when She abruptly landed

and despite the despairing cries
from all around that She's now
vanished completely, I find Her
in a deep corner of my heart
once I allow myself to look

[free verse poem on a dream of 7-28-15. Kuan Yin (or as now spelled, Guanyin) is one of my favorite Deities, though I don't believe I've ever dreamed about Her before. And I don't think She could have made a more timely appearance, given how I've been feeling and what I've been thinking in recent days. Photomorph "The Goddess Emergent" (8-26-10 10001v3) 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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