Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Monday, November 02, 2015

BREAKING THE SURFACE (photomorph) & HIEROPHANY (non-dream poem) by Roswila


A curved black shape sheds water,
obscuring my excitement:
no whale here, only
the murky outline
of an off-shore rock

But by what am I
then briefly clarified
as it watches this world through me,
warm and alert inside my skin,
pressing outward against my roundness
as if I were an old bay window

[non-dream poem written in the mid-1980's, revised many times in the ensuing years. I've been going through all my paper copy file folders which are almost entirely filled with really old, uncomputerized work. I've been making an index by title, along with brief notes following it, so that I can more readily find individual "oldsters." They're filed by title and all too often I've forgotten what that is. I also wanted an idea of what each poem is about so when I'm searching for a poem on a particular subject or issue for here, or for reading in our community's talent show, I'll have an easier time of it. In this process, of course, I'm reading work I'd all but forgotten about, and finding edits I want to make, or a messy copy I want to replace with a couple clean ones after entering on the computer. All of this was true for "Hierophany." Photomorph "Breaking the Surface" (10-7-15 v5c) 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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