Roswila's Dream & Poetry Realm

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

Thursday, December 24, 2015

BONES OF CONTENTION (photomorph) & ON GENEROSITY (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


almost more a lecture hall now
than a restaurant, the discussion
spreads from table to table:

how far should one personally go
when helping those who are in need?

a young male friend of mine who's
fallen on very hard times suddenly
enters this large dining space,
it's not rocket science to figure I'll pay
for him to have dinner and drinks,
(I'd have done this anyway,
sans all the pointed staring
and whispering around us, percolating
up through the earlier question)

before the elderly man who started
the inquiry about how far one should go
when helping, can ask me (I see the question
sparking in his eyes, is he amused?
being friendly? or something else),
I declare openly to no one in particular
(though, I must admit, mostly to him):

I will be generous, I will always give
as far as possible, but I will no longer
let myself be manipulated or shamed
into being generous to a fault

there will be no more breaking
of my own bones
as I bend over backwards

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-23-15. (For a more appropriate Christmas post, click here for my photo blog post for today.) Photomorph "Bones of Contention" (10-8-11 11371v5) 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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