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

Friday, December 04, 2015

FLIGHT OF THE DRAGON (photomorph) & IN MY FACE (mixed format dream poem) by Roswila


ah! I remember
a Medusa mask, I must
have it stashed somewhere ...
no, it was too costly to pack and ship
so I gave it away when I moved here

but here's an as yet
unassembled dragon mask
fierce and colorful
still begging to become three-
dimensional and take on the world

I could spray paint my hair into fiery strands
and wear my scale-patterned green kaftan

sigh, I can't imagine wearing this dragon face
for an entire Halloween masquerade party

no matter it's eye catching, yet totally masks me
(and ever so close to my dragon loving heart),

I can no longer tolerate my own hot breath
coming back in my face, not even for cover

[mix of tanka and two-liners on a dream of 12-3-15. This was a largely realistic dream. That Medusa mask is one I assembled from a book of masks and did give it away for the above reason when I moved from NYC to CA. And I still have that mask book and keep thinking to make the dragon. Though I'd simply hang it on a wall, as I did the Medusa mask back in NYC. Also, I do love dragons, and once had quite a collection of dragon figurines. Although I wore a Kabuki mask from the book on my first Halloween in CA, I learned then I really can't bear the heat. This dream's deeper meaning is too much to go into here. Suffice it to say it's taking a (non-mask image) insight I had not long before going to sleep, a bit further. Photomorph "Flight of the Dragon" (11-24-15 053v2d) 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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