Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, October 17, 2015

SUNSET OVER WATER (photomorph) & OPEN YOUR EYES (dream narrative) by Roswila


I'm a youthful, bumbling guy,
in a large group touring a foreign country

sherpas lead us up an extremely long
sloping and narrow, white paved road

at the end of which we climb an almost
vertical mountain, that's smooth sided, and more
like a human construction than natural

next thing I know, I've been pushed
off the incredibly high mountain's peak
with all of the tourists, each of us
in our own box, shaped like a coffin
and made of glass

a voice from nowhere whispers "Open your eyes,
the boxes are glass so that you'll enjoy
the breath-taking view"

the whisperer goes on to explain
tourists are always put in these boxes to make
the return trip, as none ever have
the energy and strength left
to hike back down the way they came

and without it being said, I somehow know
that all our landings will be safe

it's then that I open my eyes:

as I continue falling slowly the day's last
light refracts on the surface of a huge
placid lake below in rainbows of welcome

[narrative on a dream of 10-15-15. Hm, life and death, maybe? If so, a reassuring story my dreaming mind made up about the journey. Photomorph "Sunset Over Water" (10-7-15 003v3c2) 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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