Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, August 17, 2015

THE PROMISE (photomorph) & SHE SAYS (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


she proudly shows me
her oval pearlescent locket,
her tiny baby,
she says, lies lovingly
ensconced within it

she doesn't want me
to touch it, so lifts it herself
from over the pulse
at her neck and opens it
for my admiration

but there's no baby
curled up there, I say, hoping
it didn't fall out
she's disbelieving and quickly
checks it over for herself

her sadness nearly
palpable she describes how
it'd been there, sleeping
peacefully, radiating
possibility and promise

a man whispers: she claimed this once before
I say: we all try to get our needs met as we can

[tanka series capped by a two-liner on a dream of 8-16-15. Photomorph "The Promise" (6-15-15 001v5i) 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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