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

Thursday, August 13, 2015

BURN OUT (photomorph) & THE SOLOIST (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


maybe it'd best be termed "performance art,"
but let's back up a bit, to just before her solo
song and dance routine began:

a young Asian woman artist asks the equally
youthful soloist if she'd like to incorporate
some of her style in her new piece

also noting that as different as their approaches
are something in them yearns to be together,
not blended or lost in each other
but each fully expressed by one body
in a unique presentation

the soloist takes on the creative challenge
instantly and with full energetic commitment

the two different hair extensions she chooses
to wear -- one very dark, one platinum blonde --
trail down the full length of the opposite
sides of her body, mixing only on her left
side in a couple of wide stands

she opens her performance with much guttural
verbalization, in no known tongue, yet
the yearning of dark and light halves
for each other burns through,
an alien love call

is that a balletic move or some neo-gymnastics?
the in-air forward somersault looking like
an embryo in an invisible shell, heavily
bounced then freed from its keep on final landing

the stage lights reflect along each unfolding
strand of her very long hair like ephemeral gems
as she stands tall and finger combs it placidly

with every hitch of her fingers against
a snarl the refracting light bursts briefly
brighter, a tiny nova

and then, also like a nova, the performance
ends in one self-immolating gust
of movement and radiant noise

a critic later notes in his newspaper review
that he probably missed the point

and truly he did: for how can one get
a point that no longer exists

[free verse poem on a dream of 8-12-15. Don't ask me! Well, I actually do get it, but at a very non-verbal level. And what little I could say would require paragraphs to explain. Suffice it to say it's related to the relationship between the conscious and unconscious. Photomorph "Burn Out" (10-1-11 11319ev5a) 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; TRYING TO HOLD A BOX OF LIGHT; and THE MARKER TAROT.


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