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Friday, October 02, 2015

IN THE PUMPKIN PATCH (photomorph) & PLUMP PUMPKIN OR SASSY PEAR (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


her costume's clearly
that of a plump pumpkin,
very cleverly
done with an orange poofy
body suit and stubby stem hat

but when I ask her
playfully what pumpkin patch
she's from she retorts
"I'm a pear!" very quickly
and fully serious

I restrain a laugh
and point to her orange hat's
pumpkin stem shape
to which she declares, "Yes, I'm
orange, which makes me a pear!"

then I realize
it's a matter of language
and not perception:
what we see being the same
but what we call it differing

and those words then creating pictures
in the other's mind we just don't see

as she waddles away I cannot shake
this question of plump pumpkin or sassy pear

it's hard enough to be sure we perceive the same
much less that we use the same words for it all

[tanka series with three two-liners on a dream of 10-1-15. Photomorph "In the Pumpkin Patch" (4-29-12 11819ev9) 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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