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

Monday, August 31, 2015

IN THE TEETH OF THE MOON (photomorph) & JUST AS THEY ARE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


as if we were in the wild
my black wolf protects me,
his chosen human, from a pack
of humans roaming this world
that's tame only on its surface

and as always he feeds heavily afterwards,
while I, knowing his natural urge
is now to mate, seek a private room

I will accommodate him
and quite willingly, but only away
from the prying eyes
of other humans who would
never understand

as I approach the chosen room's door
a teenage boy grabs at me,
prattling on about power,
clearly believing he understands
it all and that this in itself
holds even greater power

my black wolf snarls
at this passionate deluded young man,
but as soon as I think I agree
with my protector's toothy assessment
I recall a zen quote that cools
my defensiveness:

"If you understand -- things are just as they are.
If you do not understand -- things are just as they are."

[free verse poem on a dream of 8-30-15. Photomorph "In the Teeth of the Moon" (8-18-15 005v2d) 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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