Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, November 14, 2015

THE SHOW'S OVER (photo) & SHE'S NO NEWBIE (dream narrative) by Roswila


she's just been accepted as the newest member
of a famous American rock band and copes
with the other members' ignorance
of her previous success in Britain,
all of them assuming she's a rank newbie

she comforts herself by singing
"Do you know the way to San Jose?"*
over and over, in her mind
like a movie soundtrack

but she's nothing if not resilient and patient,
her youth standing her in good stead
within this group of aging male musicians
("Do you know ...?)

one of the friendlier members leads
her to a closed door, at which he knocks,
gently so as not to startle their sleeping boss

the boss yanks open the door,
("... the way to San Jose?")
clearly large and in charge if still
somewhat sleepy, and zaps
everyone in the room with a withering look,
until he sees their newest member
whom he gestures into his space,
smiling at her as he starts to close the door

but not before he tosses out an ancient
black typewriter, saying to the rest of the band,
"Here, get to work!" ("Do you know the way ...?")

it thuds as it lands, then skids noisily across
the heavily waxed parquet floor, ending the dream

[narrative on a dream of 11-13-15. I think a loud noise may have actually woken me up, but I don't recall one. I only know I woke up suddenly. And I did dream I was singing that song at various points. Though I was more an observer of this dream, i.e. not really "embodied" in any of the characters. * Lyrics to "Do You Know the Way to San Jose?" by Burt Bacharach. Photo "The Show's Over" (11-1-15 009v2) 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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