Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, September 13, 2015

SEA OF ILLUSION (photomorph) & COHORTS OF THE SUN (free verse poem) by Roswila


the tide's cresting on a backward
swing these days, intense daytime
recall of people floating up from the deep
ocean of the long gone and facing
me as if sugar wouldn't melt in their mouths
while later, the dreams that people
the night plummet like lead sinkers
leaving no imprint on
the sea's turbulent surface;
of the two, give me the dreams
any day (rather, any night)
at least I can make poetry (of a sort)
from them; it's true the dreams no longer
look or feel the same in daylight
as they did at night, still
there's a pleasure in them all,
even the painful ones dancing
like Zorba the Greek
on the beach of the page;
but these harsh daytime memories,
bah! how I wish that poems would crest
readily with their rise as they do with dreams,
making these messy cohorts of the sun
more amenable to the music of change

[free verse poem inspired by a recent decrease in dream recall and increase in waking, old memories, written 9-13-15. Photomorph "Sea of Illusion" (8-18-15 004v5f) 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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