Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, August 16, 2015

THE BLUSHING TREE (photomorph) & ON PLAYING DUMB (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


a lithesome dark gal
stands by the swinging doors
of the old saloon,
agape at the tumult of wild west
cowboys, astounded by the noise

suddenly she's dressed
as a saloon girl, and rushes
into the melee,
but the ethnicity her costume
lends her is clearly not welcome

however, she quickly adjusts, acting as if she can't
understand because she doesn't speak English

this mollifies
the cowboys (with no change in
decibel level or
frenzy of motion, however)
and she freely explores the room

when next she appears
she's still in costume, and on
a high roof's edge
next to her tall blonde boyfriend
with whom she's struggling to talk

but to no avail
he might as well be from
another planet,
he doesn't even react to
the frustration flushing her face

above the angry
rush of blood in her ears
she can hear the fuss
from the saloon below
and decides to return to it

the lesser of two evils, still she'll welcome its tumult:
better any day than this young man's blank stare,

and even if now she'll be the one playing dumb
to protect herself from what's threatening

[a mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 8-14-15. Photomorph "The Blushing Tree" (3-2-15 005v15c) 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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