Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, October 01, 2015

HER LAST NERVE (photomorph) & RELIEF IS JUST A SWALLOW AWAY (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


the big, sweet natured,
elderly man arrives in time
for dress rehearsal,
we think just to cheer us on
since his ankle's still hurting

for how could he dance when he's limping,
his wide smile pinching with each step

but I can! he says,
and obviously having read
our faces aright
he shows us a bottle and list:
a pain potion and its ingredients

as I skim the list
of totally unfamiliar herbs
he fills us in:
a dose lasts a single hour,
just long enough to rehearse,

and given how strong
it is he can only take
one dose per day
so he's saved today's for this
run through and the joy of dancing

we're all delighted
for him and for our group effort,
though I bear envy
that pricks at me: to have such
relief, if only for an hour

[tanka series with one two liner on a dream of 9-30-15. The wish here for pain relief is both literal (arthritic) and metaphorical (emotional). And in some natural (herbal as opposed to drug) fashion. Well, dream on, little girl! BTW, the title is from an old Alka-Seltzer commercial. It fizzed right up from memory as I started to draft this dream piece. Photomorph "Her Last Nerve" (5-18-11 11002v2) 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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