Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

THE HEART OF SHADOW (photo) & THE SINGER (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


the boy looks human,
so very, very human, with large
limpid dark brown eyes
and the face of a proverbial
angel, almost glowing as he sings

but we're all aware
he's not human, yet could not care
less as we listen
and watch him sing, his eyes welling
with the sad song's deep emotion

we're each reminded acutely of love we've lost,
of that coming into and out of being we endure

he ends his painfully beautiful singing
on the refrain "It's you that I love ... "

the truth of his feeling going beyond the personal
or even the human itself, out into the universal,

and all the way down to subatomic uncertainties,
the vibrating continuity to it all

[two tanka capped by four two-liners on a dream of 11-10-15. One influence on this dream: I'm attending a memorial concert tonight. However, there's much more to this, that I just want to live with and feel. And not analyze endlessly as is my usual wont. Photomorph "The Heart of Shadow" (10-24-15 010v2) 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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