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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

FLARE UP (photomorph) & SKEWED DIGNITY (free verse dream poem) by Roswila


at first it's an ailing old man
we're taking care of (my vague,
long term roommate and I)

then it's those awesome,
adorable tiny horses of the sea,
right out of an old dream
I still clearly recall (how's that
for a dream come true?)

fire (or is it only fiery heat?)
becomes an immediate danger,
the temperature keeps rising ...

ah hah! I almost stopped at "temper..."
and there you have it, a Freudian slip
upends the mystery, it's legs
flailing in the air as it tries
to re-establish its flaming
dignity in the face
of such a fall

my roommie and I do well to harbor
this old man and these palm-size horses
from a skewed dignity that burns
everything in its vicinity

[free verse poem on a dream of 12-1-15. Photomorph "Flare Up" (4-3-14 007v8) by Roswila; this is one of those pix that looks better in a larger version, so click on the image if you'd like to see more of its details]

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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