Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, September 03, 2015

AT THE EDGE (photomorph) & THE VERY NATURE (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


her part in the show:
to sing selected songs from
Elvis's sampler
leading off each dusty ditty
with a bit of its history

yeah, quite a challenge
she got handed there, isn't it?
a lot for even
a professional to handle
and she's way behind preparing

why does she always
do this with big things? delay
'til the last minute?
and now she can't seem to hail
a cab from atop this verdant cliff

how will she ever
get back to street level so
she can return home
where her notes and sheet music
lie in tall alphabetized stacks

as she's pondering,
the dark earth of the cliff edge
starts lowering her
ever... so... slowly... down to an exit
from this park at the center of the city

she holds her breath afraid to even move,
in awe of this generous gift from the earth

one she neither expected, nor earned, nor deserves
but isn't that the very nature of marvelous grace

[tanka series capped by two two-liners on a dream of 9-2-15. Photomorph "At the Edge" (8-18-09 5770ev5c) 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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