Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

BRANCHING OUT (photo) & BRACHIATING (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


which way to go now
the rocks to the left and right
nigh on to boulders
and straight ahead
far below the cliff edge
a wide heavily tree lined lake

grasping one of the many
tree branches the easiest
part of the journey so far
not only does it prove strong
but greatly flexible
swinging in long arcs

only worry about grasping
this branch long enough
for just the right arc
toward the far shore
and then the short letting go
onto land again
brings on these tears

yes, that must be it
for it's been said
that the human brain
uses an ancient area
for language that it once used
for navigating
arm over arm
through the trees*

and this speech
is joyful is it not?
a dunk in the lake avoided
the maze of impossible rocks
left behind

and this holding on
dangling in a wide
and gentle swaying
like a bell's clapper
against its lip
not that of sobbing

of grieving
the always sought
but never found

[free verse poem on a dream of 11-3-15. *I actually recall hearing this somewhere a long time ago. Odd, what old information floats up in dreams sometimes. Photo "Branching Out" (10-27-15 001v2) 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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