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Sunday, October 11, 2015

RED-TAILED HAWK (photomorph) & THE DIS (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


the phone salesman calls
my friend a "reservation hawk"
at first I figure
it's a mistaken appellation
having to do with restaurants

then I realize
it's a slam based in my good
friend's ethnicity:
he's American Indian
and an excellent lawyer

slam, you might say? yes, like that hoary
dis for lawyers: "ambulance chasers"

my friend confirms my translation of "reservation hawk"
but seems undisturbed by it as he hangs up the phone

in fact, the term sits
rather well on his shoulders
hawks have keen vision,
seeing from great distances
what's worth the effort to pursue

[mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 10-10-15. Photomorph "Red-Tailed Hawk" (10-7-15 003v3x) 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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