Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

THE VOICE OF THE ROSE (photomorph) & THE BOOK (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


there's no way I can
carry all these books on my
return journey home
maybe I should ship them ahead,
they were free, and shipping's cheap

ah yes, here's that book
I thought I gave away
a long time ago,
but its fantasy story
seems a lot shorter now

sadly, the illustrations still leave much to be desired,
not like the cover that delights me just as it used to

now, this chapter ... how is it one makes one's wish?
now I recall: speak to the poorly drawn fluffy cloud,

out of which will come
a yellow cartoon lion ...
and here's that 'toon now
iterating what I knew it would
"Did you really think you'd get that wish?"

and I also know why the lion's now looking back
into the cloud: to request support for this denial

but I don't care to stay around for rejection
by additional denizens of this short fantasy

is it me or a wind that's sighing
I shut this old, all too familiar book

[mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 11-23-15. Photomorph "The Voice of the Rose" (3-26-14 002v2c) 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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