Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, September 12, 2015

AT HER FEET (photo) & TO THE FUTURE (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


what a procedure
to move all of us old folk,
kit and kaboodle,
to new (hopefully) better
senior-friendly apartments

I get off the bus
in the first wave of anxious
fellow residents
and stand by the front exit
waiting to reclaim my baggage

then I see that at my feet is a big carton
of my things, largely old files and notes

how did that get there? I don't recall
bringing it with me on the journey

and most of all, what's with the folder
lying on top of it that's from him?

a folder of instructions, nay, disguised
demands that I do this or that to my art

as I stand there, not knowing if I'm more perplexed
or pissed, silver ware clatters from his folder

mostly serving spoons, old, tarnished, and oversized ...
well, it serves me right for bringing him along

even if unconsciously, for what we harbor
unknowingly weighs us down nevertheless

time to lighten up
and drop even my own demands
for understanding
I toss the full carton in a trash can
and turn my face to the future

[tanka and two-liners on a dream of 9-11-15. Photo "At Her Feet" (4-21-13 12567ev2) 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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