Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Sunday, November 08, 2015

THE ROSE SINGS (photo) & THE ORANGE TREE (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


I hurry to Dad's side to tell him
about what I've accomplished

he's lying down under a fruited
orange tree, looking rather
youthful, and I lie close by him
in the late afternoon quiet

I chatter on happily at length
and although I could easily
find more to say (it's so unusual
to have his undivided attention)
I realize he's beginning to nod out

"OK, Dad," I say softly
"You're ready for sleep, aren't you?"
he manages a small smile
before sliding quickly
into the arms of Morpheus

I now can't recall what I'd so
excitedly shared with him,

and only know I'm grateful
to have been unconflicted
about seeking him out,
and even more rare,
to have felt safe in the circle
of his attention

[free verse poem on a dream of 11-7-15. Photo "The Rose Sings" (10-24-15 019v6) 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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