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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

JUST PASSING THROUGH (photomorph) & THE STOPOVER (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


the migration of the budgerigar
starts in a childhood memory
and glides with me into sleep

it stops briefly in my morning as I
recall its dreamy sea blue shape,
resting on the railing of a balcony
in early evening light
while I hold my breath,
hoping it will come back inside,
knowing it flew away this time
only to seek water

but sadly, where I live now
is as dry as its ancestral
Aussie deserts, and its thirst
still as unslaked as my desire
to find meaning in its welcome
if puzzling stopover in a dream

[free verse poem on a dream of 10-19-15. BTW, budgerigar is another name for parakeet. My family almost always called them budgies. Photomorph "Just Passing Through" (10-5-15 008v2) 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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