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Monday, October 12, 2015

SUNSET REFLECTIONS (photomorph) & ON LEANING (dream tanka trio) by Roswila


a Buddhist saying
has it one should "lean into
the sharp points"
but how do I put my shoulder
to that puddle or this shadow

the former's edges as
obvious as a razor's but
moving in the wind,
and the latter's spear-head form
already subtly morphing

maybe that's the point
(if you'll pardon that pun),
lean into what's sharp
as it disappears into
the next moment's shape

[three tanka on a dream of 10-11-15. The expression in quotes was not in the dream, but I did happen to read it just before getting ready for bed last night. So it's not surprising I recalled it as I began drafting this piece this morning. Of course, once I finished the poem I remembered another Zen saying (one I've had on my wall for a couple years): "The most dangerous thing in the world is to think you understand something." LOL! That's quite a "P.S." to this dream poem. Actually, to any of my poems, dream based or otherwise. Photomorph "Sunset Reflections" (3-2-14 001v6e) 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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