Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Saturday, November 07, 2015

WHAT SHADOWS WOULD HIDE (photo) & THE TASK (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


what's this long estranged
woman friend doing in my dream?
and why's she leaving
that lengthy thin black electric
cord lying on the grey carpet

yeah, there, snaking out
from under the end table
like a slim warning
"Don't Tread On Me" or risk
taking a sudden face plant

and why am I getting down on my arthritic knees
to push its snarly presence back against the wall

there are healthier knees around that could bend
to wrangle this messy cord out of everyone's way

ah well, it seems it's not who's ideally suited
to an urgent task, but who sees that it needs doing

[two tanka capped by three two-liners on a dream of 11-6-15. Photo "What Shadows Would Hide" (10-27-15 037v9) 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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